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Q & A

M. Allen Cunningham


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Kenyon Saint Claire is the son of a distinguished literary family, a keeper and teacher of the written word, but his America is a land of small screens, moving images, big pharma, high-tech distraction, and endless advertising. False impressions are the stock-in-trade, and big metrics matter, especially onscreen. That’s where Kenyon finds himself, drawn into the electronic environs of primetime television. The year is 1956. Inspired by true events, employing a groundbreaking form that evokes our agitated, media-soaked century, M. Allen Cunningham’s Q&A urgently animates America’s misunderstood quiz show scandals in light of our own time, as a moment of cultural reckoning whose reverberations we feel all around us today: in reality television, TV politics, the triumph of incoherence, and the pandemic problem of how to be real in a world of screen-induced self-deception.

Praise For Q & A

"One of the bravest and most talented novelists writing today." —Eowyn Ivey, author of The Snow Child, Pulitzer Prize Finalist

"A master storyteller." —Gina Ochsner, author of The Russian Dreambook of Color and Flight

"Cunningham’s writing is beautiful and fluid. Mesmerizing." —The Oregonian

"A writer both original and well aware of the writers who have come before him. Bold and ambitious." —Peter Turchi, author of Maps of the Imagination

"Cunningham’s facility with the language of image and sound casts a spell not unlike Isabel Allende." —The Clayton Pioneer

"Cunningham is a remarkable writer. His prose is delicate, touching, and lyrical." —Powells Books, Portland OR

"One of the most gifted fiction writers working today." —Amy Mason Doan, author of The Summer List

"A fully formed, timeless American writer." —Square Books, Oxford MS

Regal House Publishing, 9781646030576, 334pp.

Publication Date: January 22, 2021

About the Author

M. Allen Cunningham is the author of several novels.