“Sometimes life is merely a matter of coffee and whatever intimacy a cup of coffee affords.” ― Richard Brautigan

Writing for the Absent Reader

About the Author

If a drug addicted funeral director and a sexually compulsive Jungian analyst had a bastard child, it would grow up to find catharsis in the works of Aaron Louis Asselstine.

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Writing for the Absent Reader

Writing for the Absent Reader

What is Writing for the Absent Reader? Well, it's like eating a hot dog alone at a table set for two. It's like muttering a Baudelaire poem to the empty side of a park bench. It's like three authors standing before a man who sits motionless as the crowd passes. How can these authors convey his pain? The Ferris wheel in mid-turn tipped over and tossed his son into the concession stands. Can they cradle him to sleep? Can they bring his son back? All they can do is turn feelings into fleeting mysteries.

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Availability

Availability

Those living outside the Kingston area can purchase ebook and paperback copies of Writing for the Absent Reader from Amazon Kindle. Those living in or around Kingston can now get paperback copies of Writing for the Absent Reader at Novel Idea: Kingston’s Independent Bookstore. Paperback copies of Taxicab To Wichita and Bus Back To Omaha are available right now at Novel Idea and amazon.com/.ca.

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Here  is the link to Aaron’s newest music recording. The videos for this recording can be viewed here and here. A review of this recording can be read somewhere around here.

* “and the night wears on to the wheeling moon” is a sentence fragment from Jack Kerouac’s 1962 novel, Big Sur.

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