Journey to Bom Goody
Karen Heuler’s new novel, Journey to Bom Goody, takes us to the Amazon River where a retired electronics store owner conducts a “social experiment” by delivering VCR’s and portable electric generators to increasingly isolated natives along the riverbank. The fantastical results are as telling about America’s Entertainment-Tonight civilization as they are about native South Americans.
ISBN, trade paper: 978-1-931982-54-2, $14.95 Sale $7.50
ISBN, library edition:978-1-931982-53-5, $25.00 Sale $12.50
Karen Heuler has published extensively in literary and commercial periodicals ranging from Ms magazine to TriQuarterly Review. In 1995 the University of Missouri published The Other Door, her first short story collection. The New York Times praised these stories, saying they were "haunting and quirky … the line between reason and reverie is dissolved; here even the most fantastic seems possible." She won an O. Henry prize in 1998, and in 2002 and 2003 won awards from Night Train magazine and Serpentine, an online periodical. Her stories have been short-listed for the O. Henry awards in 2001, received special mention in the Pushcart Awards 2000, and reached the ranks of finalist in the Iowa Short Fiction Awards and semifinalist for the Nelson Algren Award. She lives and writes in New York.
from the Book:
boat looked like something out of African Queen, even though it was on
the wrong river. It was small and battered and doomed to a bad end.