Synopses & Reviews
In this dazzling debut about life after loss, Luke B. Goebel's heart-hurt, ultra-adrenalized alter ego, H. Roc, leads us on a raucous RV romp across what's left of postmodern America and beyond. Whether it's gobbling magic cacti at a native ceremony in Northern California, burning bad manuscripts in a backyard bonfire in East Texas, or travelling at top speed to an infamous editor's office in Manhattan (with a burnt-out barista and an illegal bald eagle as companions), scene by scene, story by story, Goebel plunges us into a madly original fictional realm characterized by heartbroken psychedelic cowboys on the brink lonely men who wrestle wild dogs on cheap beaches and kick horses in the face to get ahead.
Fourteen Stories, None of Them Are Yours is a rare book: Goebel's ingenuity, humanity, and humor streak through every page.
Luke may be one of the last few geniuses we have left in this life. I mean that. He's a good boy with a lot of pain in his heart.” Scott McClanahan, author of Crapalachia and Hill William
Luke B. Goebel's Fourteen Stories, None of Them Are Yours is the winner of the FC2 Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize.
About the Author
Luke B. Goebel is an assistant professor of English at the University of Texas at Tyler. He is a former coeditor of The New York Tyrant.