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The Unwelcome Guest Plus Nin And Nan

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Fan-favorite novelist Eckhard Gerdes is back, and this time with both barrels loaded! These two novels tackle modern life's complexities as only the twelve-gauge pen of Eckhard Gerdes can. The Unwelcome Guest is the story of one man's flight from paranoia, and Nin & Nan features a gender-ambiguous couple who take on the entire federal government. Both novels are richly ...more
Paperback, 170 pages
Published April 25th 2010 by Enigmatic Ink
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Todd Cox
Oct 06, 2010 rated it really liked it
At their core, the two works that make up Eckhard Gerdes’ The Unwelcome Guest plus Nin and Nan (2010, Enigmatic Ink.) are both about paranoia and its role in modern life. The Unwelcome Guest follows the seemingly haphazard events in the life of a man at the mercy of Greater Forces (Life, Culture, Society, Work, Love), while Nin and Nan is about a couple pushing back against those Forces, whether they be the constant buzz of cars on the road near their home or the powerful yet moronic Emperor wh ...more
tENTATIVELY, cONVENIENCE
Feb 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
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by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE - February 14, 2012

"'Needless to say'", despite my having heard about "bizarro" writing, if that's a potentially correct term, for quite some time now & despite its being a genre that I'd somewhat naturally find interesting, I've only recently started reading w/in it. Perhaps the 1st such thing I read was Bradley Sands' My Heart Said No, But the Camera Crew Said Yes! (see my review here: http://ww
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Alex Barrera
Jul 19, 2012 rated it it was ok
I 'get' it, but Gerdes' style is just not for me.
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Eckhard Gerdes is an American-born novelist & editor. He earned his MFA in creative writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

He's author of thirteen published books of fiction:
Projections ['86 Depth Charge] a novella
Ring in a River ['89 Depth Charge] a novel
Truly Fine Citizen ['92 Highlander] a novel
Cistern Tawdry ['02 Fugue State] a novel
Przewalski's Horse ['06 Red Hen] a nove
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