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Western Roads is Michael Walsh's semiautobiographical tale of wanderlust, friendship, and murder. The story follows Walsh and his confederate, Othello Bolen, who flee Minneapolis after a violent incident in St. Paul. They meet a few years later in California and boil toward the climactic finish. The work is experimental, urgent; hot as a bebop jazz solo. It drips with ...more
Paperback, 172 pages
Published May 28th 2013 by Grind Show Editions
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Dec 07, 2013 Michael Walsh rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)

The following is a four star review by Grady Harp, Amazon Hall of Fame Top 50 Reviewer, September 18, 2013:

Raw, Gritty, Intoxicating Prose

Michael Walsh is a man of the road and his writing throws the reader back into the realm of Jack Kerouac, William S Burroughs, Allen Ginsburg and even Reinaldo Arenas - poet writers who were unafraid to challenge the world with fragments of thoughts that were divisive at times, high on drugs at others, and always in praise of the free spirit. But Walsh has fou
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Nov 23, 2013 Debbie rated it it was amazing
Great story...not the ending I was expecting, but thoroughly entertaining throughout the book! I very much enjoyed this book! Thanks, Goodreads! :-D
Isabelle Hunt
Dec 05, 2013 Isabelle Hunt rated it really liked it
**I received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads.**

Walsh has his own style of writing, which was thoroughly entertaining and fun! Looking forward to reading more of his books.
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American artist and author Michael Walsh was born Michael Joseph "Mike" Walsh on January 13, 1960 in Buffalo, New York of Irish, German, and Italian ancestry.

Walsh was a rebellious and adventurous youth, leaving Minneapolis for Florida at nineteen. He hitchhiked frequently, and journeyed to San Diego, California soon after he turned twenty. He resided in California for eighteen years; also living
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