Smalldoggies Omnimedia, LLC, May 31, 2017 - 274 pages
Fiction. BUNKIE SPILLS is a novel about two momentous days in the life of a tribe of suburban LA teenagers set in 1976. Bunkie, whose view of the world is as charming and skewed as the malapropisms that come out of his seventeen-year-old mouth, begins the tale with a girl and a rock concert. Things start to fall apart for him and his high school sweetheart, Evelyn, when Bunkie realizes there's something more than friendship going on between her and Big Pete, the oldest member of their tribe. Then the entire tribe does heroin for the first time, thus beginning Bunkie's quest to listen to his broken heart over the long night that unfolds. Bunkie maintains his essential honesty and innocence through two days filled with illicit drugs, sex and violence, and celebrates his dawning understanding of the failings of youth, the fight of good over evil, peace on earth, and the clashes that exist between humans and nature.
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Bradley K. Rosen is a favorite new author fresh from the bosom of Portland, Oregon, via Eugene and Claremnont, California. Connecting to his compassionate and humanistic characters is no heavy task, as they come to life quickly and with witty and wry, deacdent, richly unfolding purpose. He writes with integrity, and it seems that he writes for himself and enjoys the work. The words flow like lyrics and they wash the soul in dusky sunlight and porch swings... and heroin.