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Preston L. Allen is the author of the new novel, EVERY BOY SHOULD HAVE A MAN (Akashic 2013)

Preston L. Allen, a graduate of the University of Florida (BA '87) and Florida International University (MFA '94), is a recipient of a State of Florida Individual Artist Fellowship and a recipient of the Sonja H. Stone Prize in Fiction. His work has been published in the Seattle Review and the Crab Orchard Review and has been anthologized in Las Vegas Noir, Miami Noir, Brown Sugar, Making the Hook-Up, and Here We Are: a Collection of South Florida Writers. His short story collection CHURCHBOYS AND OTHER SINNERS (Carolina Wren Press 2003) is the winner of the Sonja H. Stone Prize in Fiction, and his novels ALL OR NOTHING and JESUS BOY have received rav
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Average rating: 3.48 · 417 ratings · 125 reviews · 8 distinct works · Similar authors
Every Boy Should Have a Man

3.36 avg rating — 154 ratings — published 2013 — 7 editions
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Jesus Boy

3.46 avg rating — 127 ratings — published 2010 — 7 editions
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All or Nothing

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Hoochie Mama

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Bounce

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Churchboys & Other Sinners

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Come with Me, Sheba

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2004 — 3 editions
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"Great fast-paced story of a compulsive gambler. It reads as quickly as a Palahniuk except the author is able to create a really solid fleshed-out character and doesn't have to rely on fun facts to distract you from that. I must note that the pacin..." Read more of this review »
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Bradley I hope you are having a good day! =)

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Jeremy I want to apologize for the all the recommendations from me yesterday. I wanted to share the Stoker Award news, and I only pressed the send button once--I'm not sure what happened to create so many messages. Some weird glitch.

Argh...this is terrible...

Again, I'm very sorry.

-Jeremy


Jeremy Here’s wishing you a nifty New Year filled with noiseless noses, neato nicknames, noble Nebraskans, gnarly narcoleptic nebulas, and novel novels about nut-eating narwhals and novercaphobic gnats.

-Jeremy :)

P.S.—I’m currently offering autographed/personally-inscribed copies of my novel, Vacation, with free shipping for those in the US. If there’s anything you could do to help me spread the word about this, I’d really appreciate it. Feel free to click here for details:
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Jeremy Thanks for sharing! I've never read the World According to Garp--I'm definitely going to check it out.

Here’s wishing you a yippee-filled Yuletime overflowing with yard-long yams, yapping yoyo-yanking yetis, yak-milk yeast-cakes, and yellow yarn-yielding year-end yard-gnomes.

-Jeremy :)


Preston It may not be the greatest novel ever written, but I would have to say that BOYS AND GIRLS TOGETHER ranks as my favorite novel (if I can say such a thing). I read it at an important and formative time in my life, so maybe that has something to do with it. I also love Slaughterhouse Five, the World According to Garp, and Stephen King's Dead Zone. There are others . . . maybe this is a question I should think about.


Jeremy Thanks for the friendship, Prestonallen!

If you don't mind sharing--I was wondering, what's your favorite novel of all time? Or novels?

Here’s wishing you a fantastic day filled with fabulous friendships, fanciful festivities, and frolicking phantom footstools.

-Jeremy :)

PS--If you end up checking out any of my work, I'd love to hear what you think.


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