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Alex Kudera's award-winning adjunct novel, Fight for Your Long Day (Atticus Books), was drafted in a walk-in closet during a summer in Seoul, South Korea. In 2016, he published Auggie's Revenge with Beating Windward Press as well as a Classroom Edition of Fight for Your Long Day with Hard Ball Press. The e-singles "Frade Killed Ellen" (Dutch Kills Press), "Turquoise Truck" (Mendicant Bookworks), and "The Betrayal of Times of Peace and Prosperity" (Gone Dog Press) are available most anywhere books are downloaded.

Average rating: 3.58 · 125 ratings · 50 reviews · 5 distinct works · Similar authors
Fight for Your Long Day

3.40 avg rating — 94 ratings — published 2010 — 5 editions
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Frade Killed Ellen

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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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Auggie's Revenge

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Turquoise Truck

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2015
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“Rules only have meaning as long as you're abiding by them. As soon as you start ignoring them, it turns out that you don't owe anyone anything, you're not obligated to make up all kinds of silly stories about things you actually know nothing about. Then it turns out that you can get by just fine without all those made-up stories, and there aren't any rules - what they're showing you doesn't exist anymore, so there's nothing to say. It's all a sham, they're just trying to use you... and it's all perfectly legal, of course. It's like school all over again. The thing is that we all grew up a long time ago, but we're still being treated like kids, like unintelligent, deceitful, irrational bastards who need to be coerced and corrected and have the right answers beaten out of them.”
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Thomas Pynchon
“Zoyd was out of smokes.”
Thomas Pynchon, Vineland

W.G. Sebald
“Perhaps we all lose our sense of reality to the precise degree to which we are engrossed in our own work, and perhaps that is why we see in the increasing complexity of our mental constructs a means for greater understanding, even while intuitively we know that we shall never be able to fathom the imponderables that govern our course through life.”
W.G. Sebald, The Rings of Saturn

Louis-Ferdinand Céline
“The sadness of the world has different ways of getting to people, but it seems to succeed almost every time.”
Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Journey to the End of the Night

Saul Bellow
“Strict seriousness was far more dangerous than any joke.”
Saul Bellow, Ravelstein

John Gardner
“Heidegger’s parlamblings on ‘Nothing’ and ‘Not’ and ‘the Nothing that Nothings’ were the last supposedly respectable gasp of classical philosophy.”
John Gardner, Mickelsson's Ghosts

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