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Benjamin Whitmer was born in 1972 and raised on back-to-the-land communes and counterculture enclaves ranging from Southern Ohio to Upstate New York. One of his earliest and happiest memories is of standing by the side of a country road with his mother, hitchhiking to parts unknown. Since then, he has been a factory grunt, a vacuum salesman, a convalescent, a high-school dropout, a semi-truck loader, an activist, a kitchen-table gunsmith, a squatter, a college professor, a dishwasher, a technical writer, and a petty thief. He has also published fiction and non-fiction in a number of magazines, anthologies, and essay collections. Pike is his first novel.

He lives with his two children in Colorado, where he spends most of his free time troll

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There’s this beautiful book of essays by Flannery O’Connor called Mystery and Manners that I read just about once a year. It’s really the only book that I read like that, and lately it’s been on my mind more than ever. I always joke with people that when I wrote my first novel, Pike, I had no idea what kind of writer I was. I thought it was a literary novel, because I didn’t know what else you’...

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“Just this. I never knew anyone who fucked up their life good who didn’t think they were special. The holes they dug themselves into were exactly the shape of their dreams.”
Benjamin Whitmer, Pike

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