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Into the Cronesphere
Trey Barnes is a cracker baller with a Glock. Tyrone Washington is a seventeen-year old black nerd with a beautiful soul and a touching little afro. They're neighbors in a trailer park in Lacombe, Louisiana. Trey shoots a few cluckers and has to leave town. Where a lesser baller might see problems, Trey sees opportunities. He's going to set up shop in Miami and become a ...more
Paperback, 246 pages
Published June 22nd 2013 by Venom Milk Press
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I had a dinner party last summer in Paris and one of my friends, Jim, an American poet who also lives in Paris, brought this book and was extolling it. He said he had met the author and bought the book immediately and that it was a good book. I looked at it, and so did some of the other guests. I was taken aback by the front and back covers, and I was scared from the back that the book was just one long piece of writing from a college student testing their chops. I tried to read the first pages, ...more
I must say that I really liked it. I thought that the sparse prose did a good job of reflecting the characters, and I know that if I was in English class I would have to write a paper about how the length of sentences and overall diction reflected the various characters intellectual capabilities. Lachin's work reminded me of a modern mixture of Hemingway and Nabokov. I look forward to reading more of his work in the future. Also, the opening line was very catchy and I find my self inserting the ...more