We are Billion-year-old Carbon: A Tribal-love-rock-novel Set in the Sixties on an Outpost Planet Called Memphis

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Livingston Press, 2005 - Fiction - 200 pages
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Fiction. So, you know the 60's? Mesler's collage of stories, poems, and "music reviews" will carry you through the entire rollicking and devastating gamut, using the microcosm of Memphis, city of the blues--and city where Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. A novel? A would-be memoir? A how-to book on voodoo, Memphis style? Mesler presents us with all of these, and sings a paean over the loss of innocence that blasted through America with the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. at a Memphis hotel.

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Contents

Johnny Niagara and the Bible of Dreams
1
On the First Morning after On theRoad
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1964
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Copyright

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Corey Mesler is the owner of Burke's Book Store, in Memphis, Tennessee, one of the country's oldest (1875) and best independent bookstores. He is the author of several novels and short story and poetry collections, including Talk: A Novel in Dialogue, WE ARE BILLION YEAR OLD CARBON, and Listen: 29 Short Conversations.

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