WE SPEAK CHICAGOESE features short stories, creative essays and poems about Chicago by some of the top literary voices ever to roam the Windy City's streets. And that voice - it pounds, it pulsates, it oozes with city life. From Marquette Park to Humboldt Park, from the shores of Lake Michigan to the old Chicago stadium, from flea markets to barstools, WE SPEAK CHICAGOESE gives the Chicago voice its due and then some. CLICK HERE FOR REVIEWS
237 pages/pub date: Sept 2016/$15.95
WE SPEAK CHICAGOESE
Dennis Foley offers a wild romp through assorted Chicago neighborhoods, dive bars, shady political deals and more that only an insider can tell. From Roger’s Park to Hegewisch, from the mayor’s office to tiny Street’s and San yard lunch rooms, at times tender, often humorous, and always gritty, THE BLUE CIRCUS offers insight into the politics of the City of Big Shoulders and the Lonigan family as its members fight to survive.
355 pages/pub date: September 8, 2018/price: $16.95
THE BLUE CIRCUS
price: $16.95 (pre-release special $15.00)
When James Shannon, a middle-aged widower with no criminal background or history of mental illness, commits a heinous crime, his family struggles to come to terms with his actions. Shannon confesses immediately and the crime lacks obvious provocation. MODEL CHILD begs the question—WHY? As prison psychiatrist Hal Gottlieb pieces together the evidence, it becomes apparent that things are NOT as they appear.
267 pages/pub date: March 20, 2018/price: $16.95
Chicago's South side neighborhoods of the '60s and '70s spring to life as Foley intertwines stories about his drunken father's adventures, alongside stories about the strange solitude he enjoys during his 10-day stay in a hospital's ICU where he befriends an old man dying of cancer.
185 pages/pub date: May 2012/$13.95
ECHOES FROM A LOST MIND
AND THESE ARE THE GOOD TIMES
Asylums, taverns, back alleys, jail cells and more dot the pages of Richards' debut poetry collection.
36 pages/pub date: March 2016/$12.95
THE DRUNKARD'S SON
And These Are The Good Times - a Chicago gal riffs on death, sex, life, dancing, writing, wonder, loneliness, place, family, faith, coffee, and the FBI (among other things)
This powerful collection of beautifully-crafted stories by Patricia Ann McNair offers a poignant taste of the joys and heartbreaks of life. AND THESE ARE THE GOOD TIMES follows on the heels of McNair's award-winning short story collection, Temple of Air, which received the Chicago Writers Association Book of the Year Award in 2012. CLICK HERE FOR REVIEWS
174 pages/pub date: Sept 20, 2017/price: $16.95