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Grant Bailie

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in Elyria, Ohio, The United States


Chekhov, Cheever, Nabokov, Borges, Brautigan, Dick, P.D. Eastman

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Average rating: 3.95 · 101 ratings · 20 reviews · 6 distinct works
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Mortarville (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:32PM
Description: "A dark commentary on conformity in American society, Mortarville is the story of "Jack Smith," a man created from a test tube. Raised in a secret underground government facility with other test-tube boys, who are punished harshly for any minor infraction, Jack is taught to understand the outside world by reading comic books and watching old television shows. After repeated escape attempts, he is programmed to remember that he had a family, and is released to live in Mortarville, a decaying industrial city. However, no matter how hard he tries to belong to the real world, he cannot shake the memories of his past, which leads to a spectacular and moving conclusion."

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Jeremy I want to apologize for the all the recommendations from me today. I wanted to share the Stoker Award news, and I only pressed the send button once--I'm not sure what happened.

Argh...this is terrible...

Again, I'm very sorry.


Jeremy Hi Grant!

Here’s wishing you a nifty New Year filled with noiseless noses, neato nicknames, noble Nebraskans, gnarly narcoleptic nebulas, and novel novels about nut-eating narwhals and novercaphobic gnats.

-Jeremy :)

P.S.—I’m currently selling autographed/personally-inscribed copies of my novel, Vacation, with free shipping for those in the US. If there’s anything you could do to help me spread the word about this, I’d really appreciate it. Feel free to click here for details:

message 3: by Grant (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:23AM)

Grant What the heck...No, I still live in or near the city you make fun of so cruelly. But I have fixed it. So continue to mock.

(Also, thank you Kathy for saying something nice about my book and not something mean about the city I am unfortunately from--would that they taught those sort of manners in the keystone state, whatever the heck a keyston state is anyway.)

message 2: by Susan (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:23AM)

Susan Henderson Um. Did you move? And did you move because I kept making fun of where you're from?

message 1: by Kathy (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:23AM)

Kathy Chapter 1 of Mortarville is brilliant, Grant! I can't wait to read the whole novel...

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