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The Fourteenth Colony: A Novel with Music

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John Martin had nowhere left to go. His music career was in the toilet and his trouble with drink had caused him trouble with the law. With nothing in the world but his van and guitar he headed back to his hometown in West Virginia. John hoped to find a place where he could get himself sorted out, but the town and family he left behind more than a decade before were in pre ...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published October 14th 2011 by Sad Iron Press
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Beautifully written, and many scenes took me back to north-central West Virginia just by reading the descriptions of the towns, people, and roads. West Virginia Route 7, Mountaineer basketball and the description of the best white-trash three-point shooter in recent memory, pepperoni rolls, and people who pronounce "tire" like "tar" made the book feel familiar to me, and that's probably why I enjoyed it so much (aside from the fact I know the author and know he's an awesome writer and musician). ...more

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I just finished reading The Fourteenth Colony by Jason T. Lewis. The book comes with an eight song companion CD/download.

Lewis was a well known regular in the Morgantown WV music scene back in the early 90s. He later moved to New York City to pursue his music, started an Americana rock band there called Star City, worked with the late Jay Bennett (Wilco) and for the last couple years has been Director of the Writing and Humanities Progra
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It's a darkly textured's a tightly written companion's a demonstration of what Kickstarter can's an affirmation of what a highly motivated and talented writer/musician can do even when he has a demanding day job. A worthy effort.
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Jason T. Lewis was born in West Virginia. He has lived in New York City, and Iowa, as well. He is a graduate of the fiction program at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His writing has appeared in Yemassee, Connotation Press, Little Village, and Tape Op. His story “Heroic Measures” was recently published as an ebook single by Boxfire press. An essay Jason wrote about his time in the Iowa Writer’s Worksh ...more
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