“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

From roofing to road kill removal to cleaning toilets at national banks; Aaron has done what it takes to keep the wolf from the door. (Someone should tell him that weird-ass novels tend not to have an effect on the wolf.)

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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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Life is dodgy at the best of times. There are no real answers. No real truths. In fact, what the fuck is real? Aaron unpacks the dodgy suitcase of reality in his weird-ass novels.

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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 Rilke 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 feeling into fleeting mystery.

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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 music recordings. Videos can be viewed here and here. A review can be read somewhere around here.

 

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