Join City Lights in celebrating James Nolan's collection of short stories, Perpetual Care, winner of the 2007 Jefferson Press Prize.This début work of fiction introduces a writer of mordant dark humor, out of the tradition of Flannery O'Connor and John Kennedy Toole. Most of these comic yet often disturbing stories are set in the author's native New Orleans, with its island mentality of denial. With wicked satire and moving lyricism, Perpetual Care presents an insider's view of this mysterious city, offering compelling insights on the eternal themes of sex, death, and regeneration.
James Nolan has published six books of poetry, translations, and essays. A regular contributor to Boulevard, his fiction has appeared in The Southern Review, Shenandoah, and New Orleans Noir (Akashic Books), and his creative nonfiction has been featured in Utne Reader, North American Review, and The Washington Post. (CityLightsBooks)