Broken Land, a Brooklyn Tale
CSF Publishing, May 10, 2012
ABOUT THE BOOK: Existential noir with a pop-cultural slant, "Broken Land, a Brooklyn Tale" chronicles the urban exploits of wanna-be sleuth and slapstick film buff, Salvatore Massimo Lunezzi. Prompted by an enigmatic phone call from a writer-friend claiming to be dead, Lunezzi launches an investigation that leads him to Ghostwriters, Inc., a company selling inspiration to struggling writers through the medium of "ghosting." From Buster Keaton to Arthur Rimbaud; a boozy dwarf to a mysterious femme fatale; hip hop to the madness of art; Lunezzi is drawn deeper and deeper into a Coney Island of the soul where fiction and reality converge. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Originally from Brooklyn, NY, writer, poet and playwright, John Biscello, has called Taos, New Mexico home for the past ten years. He was the co-founder and editor of Venus Envy, a now-defunct art and literary magazine. He has staged four of his full-length plays and a trio of one-acts in Taos, the latest (October 2011) being an urban vaudeville tragedy titled: "THE BEST MEDICINE." His fiction and poetry has appeared in: Art Times, nthposition, The Wanderlust Review, Ophelia Street, Caper, Polyphony, Dilate, Militant Roger, Chokecherries, Farmhouse, BENT, The 555 Collective, Instigator, Brass Sopaipilla, and The Iconoclast. His blogs can be read at johnbiscello.blogspot.com."