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Alex Austin

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Born
in Newark, The United States
Member Since
January 2008


I'm a Los Angeles-based journalist and teacher. My novel Nakamura Reality will be published by Permanent Press [On a shoestring turning out literary gems"--The New York Times] in February 2016. The following are links to some reviews, interviews and my published stories:

Publishers Weekly Starred Review of Nakamura Reality http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1...

Better Beta Reads Interview http://betterbetareads.com/bookmarksi...

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Night Swim (excerpted from Nakamura Reality)
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UV30 (excerpted from Nakamura Reality)
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The Rat (Nominated for Best of the Web 2015)
http://districtlit.com/post/120360627...

Water and Stone
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The following is the first chapter from my new novel Moonlight Tandoori. I've revised it 286 times. So what do you think?

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Only the Moonlight Tandoori’s broad front window kept hell at bay. On the street, the temperature hadn’t budged from one hundred ten. Clouds of steam rose from overheated radiators and scattered before the searing desert winds that bent the queen palms and tore throu... Read more of this blog post »
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Description: Against the backdrop of a fabled town in trouble, 22-year-old musician Sam Nesbitt struggles to rid himself of his personal demons, past and present,as he pursues the rock 'n' roll dream.
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Fredric Jameson
“(On George Eliot's narrative strategy)
It also forfeits the great game of the omniscient narrator, which is to know secrets which none of the characters involved will ever learn, ironically taking their unhappy ignorance to the grave.”
Fredric Jameson, The Antinomies of Realism

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“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”
George Eliot

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“You have wakened not out of sleep, but into a prior dream, and that dream lies within another, and so on, to infinity, which is the number of grains of sand. The path that you are to take is endless, and you will die before you have truly awakened.”
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