The fight card’s finished. All 12 rounds and an excerpt from the novel fought and finished. I’d like to think we won every round. My thanks go out to Justin Lawrence Daugherty, the mastermind behind Sundog Lit, for providing the opportunity and, of course, Cameron Pierce for making “The Laughter of Strangers” possible; it wouldn’t have existed without him. Metal horns (\m/) go out to everyone that contributed writing to the campaign: you turned a simple prompt into a G.O.A.T. (Greatest Of All Time) level experience. Lastly, to every reader, thank you, thank you, and, once more, thank you: This has been “A Fight Between Friends.” Thanks for tuning in.
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Right there at the top, number one: Laughter of Strangers! Ecstatic about the mention, I really am. It’s great to be a part of list that also mentions Kevin Sampsell’s This Is Between Us, Matthew Revert’s Basal Ganglia, Jason Donnelly’s Gripped, and Monica Drake’s The Stud Book.
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The Laughter of Strangers‘s publication date is fast approaching and DAMN if it hasn’t been given one hell of a nod. The book is listed as one of Flavorwire‘s notable books of November. Other titles include This Is Between Us by Kevin Sampsell, Hill William by Scott McClanahan, and The Isle of Youth by Laura van den Berg. Man, what a list! Big thanks goes out to Jason Diamond for including the book. Here’s what he said about the book:
Unexpectedly, Michael J. Seidlinger has given us the boxing novel of the year. The Laughter of Strangers is a tough and gritty book that will challenge you page after page, but it is oh so worth it.
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The Laughter of Strangers
Available: November 24th, 2013
Lazy Fascist Press
Cover by Matthew Revert