Josh Green’s highly anticipated debut story collection publishing soon!

Do you really know your neighbors, America? Look again. Look closer. This darkly comic short story collection focuses on ordinary people caught in all manner of conundrums, fiascoes, and legal dilemmas, much of it their own stinking fault.

Josh Green’s debut story collectionDirtyville Rhapsodies (244 pp and $15.95) is released on May 14, 2013 by Parkgate Press / Dionysus Books.

Set mostly in Atlanta (capital of the “Dirty South”), Dirtyville Rhapsodies features everyday folks who overcome vice and personal tragedy, scoundrels so foul they attract news headlines, and the wayward souls who find salvation in society’s crevasses. Some of them will weave meaning from pratfalls, devastating loss, and downright stupidity. And some won’t.

A review by Charles McNair of Paste Magazine says:

“This collection feels like a modern American neighborhood. Here stands a story with a secret. There stands a story with a missing child. Up the block lives the narcissist weight-lifter and, a few houses over, a couple off on a honeymoon that changes everything. Josh Green reports from the literary homeland with a lion’s heart and a steady hand.” 

Robert Rebein, author of Dragging Wyatt Earp, says: 

Dirtyville Rhapsodies is a stunning, rollercoaster ride of a book. Sit back and get ready to have the top of your head ripped clean off.”

Josh Green’s work has appeared in The Los Angeles ReviewThe Baltimore ReviewAtlanta magazine,Creative Loafing (Atlanta), Indianapolis MonthlyAscent, New SouthLake Effect, and many other venues. By day, he’s a freelance magazine writer and award-winning crime reporter with a metro Atlanta newspaper. He lives in the city, with his wife and daughter, and is at work on his first novel. 

ISBN 978-1-937056-63-6          

To place orders for Dirtyville Rhapsodies, contact:          

Parkgate Press / Dionysus Books          
7796 Marshall Heights Court  
Falls Church, Virginia 22043   
Email: orders@parkgatepress.com      
Website: www.parkgatepress.com    

To arrange a book signing or interview, contact Matt Fullerty at editor@parkgatepress.com

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