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Smoke by Chuck Richardson

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Smoke Chuck Richardson BlazeVOX [books]

 “Linda knew the interrogation would clear things up,” begins Chuck Richardson, “All they needed, they said, was proof she was a good citizen.”   But who can accommodate an insatiable Agency's chameleon infections—“knowledge” like words here like inconsistent hCG test (aisle two) seam a dumb quilt as they seek to acquire the disconcerted something missing the mark, pissing on your hand.   No information will do—at their disposal, chakra probes and shit-stained wires.   One must find a disinterested guide—some demented boy whose talking crow.   Smoke.   If you want to be saved, safe, stay home.

—Jared Schickling


Chuck Richardson's Smoke probes human existence by pursuing truth and meaning in an unknowable, inexpressible universe, much like the author-ities.   What makes Smoke fascinating is the imaginary catastrophe lurking behind it, which leaves us to invent and imagine the world anew.   

—Raymond Federman


Chuck Richardson has worked as a newspaper political reporter/columnist, freelance journalist, Greenpeace activist, cab driver, insurance salesman, substitute teacher, landscaper, nature preserve tour guide, bar bouncer, submarine SONAR technician, and now finds himself employed as a direct care provider in a group home for mentally handicapped adults.

Richardson's fiction has appeared in the Fall issue of BlazeVOX 2K7: An Online Journal of Voice. His play, TV Land, was produced by the Buffalo Ensemble Theatre in 1997. From 2003 to 2005, Richardson maintained a broad web presence in the anti-Bush blogosphere, posting more than 100 screeds on more than 50 sites. One of them, “Looking for a Deathbed Conversion,” was published in Howling Dog Press's The Cost of Freedom: The Anthology of Peace and Activism [2007], a book which has received rave reviews from Harry Belafonte, Howard Zinn, and others. His blog, http://chuckrichardson. is updated weekly.

He lives in Western New York. 

Book Information:

· Paperback: 236 pages
· Binding: Perfect-Bound
· Publisher: BlazeVOX [books]
· ISBN: 9781935402244

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