Voting Booth After Dark: Despicable, Embarrassing, Repulsive (Book)
The Voting Booth After Dark: Despicable, Embarrassing, Repulsive
The Voting Booth After Dark: Despicable, Embarrassing, Repulsive (2009) is a collection of short stories and poems interwoven into a gripping narrative that follows a group of gay & lesbian Latino club kids during the course of the 2008 presidential elections. As they plunge deep into the agonizing lows of anxiety and addiction, we see how they affect and are affected by the national politics happening around them.
The 92-page book has garnered many laudable reviews. It is currently available for purchase online at numerous well-known and independent sites such as Amazon.com, Barnes&Noble.com and GiovannisRoom.com.Excerpts: Mourning, Need
Editor: Brit Laurén Manor
Cover Art: Leonardo Cesareo
Front & Back Cover Design: DJ Warlock/Danny Luci
Formatting for Print & Ebook: Linda Marie Alvarez
What others are saying…
“Down to earth and simple yet clever work, ‘The Voting Booth After Dark’ is a good choice for modern poetry collections.” ~ The Midwest Book Review (Reviewer’s Bookwatch).SMALL payday loans VERY CHEAP
“The book is a unique, exciting collection of prose pieces, prose poems and poetry, beautifully rendered in raw lyrical language. This is an Odyssey of the self, which is well worth the read.” ~ Editor David Fraser for literary magazine Ascent Aspirations.
“These characters are desperate, disenchanted, alcoholic, drug addicted, and some are suicidal. Yet, woven within this fabric of stark wretchedness is a glimmering hope for finding love, or a successful job, or simply being able to pay the bills or show up for work on time. Reading this book was like watching a drunken bag lady passed out on a doorstep; I wanted to look away, but found myself fascinated by the descriptions thrown at me.” ~ Writer Alan Chin for The San Francisco Examiner.
“Throughout the book, Garcia chooses her words so carefully and elegantly that even the prose reads like poetry. Reading this aloud will add to the experience and it won’t take long. In a mere seventy pages, Garcia packs power into each page, line, and word.” ~ Editor-In-Chief Bradley Wonder for literary magazine 5×5.
“Garcia is a creative writer who snatches scenes and gently squeezes the images into focus for her readers. With raw, moving characters, she welcomes you into a new world, and as your tour guide takes you off the beaten path. Leave your “tourist” beads at the door, and slip into a local’s shoes. An adventure, this book will have you reflecting your poetic itinerary for days to come.” ~ Editor Mimi Ferebee for literary magazine Red Ochre Press.