Jubilee City

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Jubilee City

A Memoir at Full Speed

By Joe Andoe

Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780061240324, 207pp.

Publication Date: July 29, 2008

Description

A life story told in discrete, arresting snapshots of despair, resilience, creativity, and hope, Joe Andoe's literary portrait of his time to date on earth is as powerful as a heavyweight's hook and as spellbinding as a major crack-up on the opposite side of the highway. It is a testament to a young man's fortitude and genius and luck that enabled him to survive a life lived wildly out of control; a rocket ride from the sordid depths of self-destruction to the glorious pinnacles of . . . Jubilee City.



About the Author
Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Joe Andoe is an internationally renowned artist. His short fiction has appeared in the literary journals Open City, Bomb, and Bald Ego. He is a father of two and lives in New York City.


Praise For Jubilee City

“Charming . . . [Andoe’s] wide-eyed sense of wonder and keen observations make the everyday strange and fresh.”
-Publishers Weekly

“A raw, laconic kind of confession . . . filled with the kind of sentences that demand a reader’s attention.”
-USA Today

“Joe Andoe talks the way he paints in simple, direct phrases. He’s no horseman. He’s always preferred fast cars and motorcycles.”
-NPR's All Things Considered

“[A] life straight out of Chuck Palahniuk’s twisted imagination.
-International Herald Tribune