And Every Day Was Overcast (Paperback)

By Paul Kwiatkowski

Black Balloon Publishing, 9781936787074, 280pp.

Publication Date: October 15, 2013

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Description

A photography-driven fiction about coming of age in the creep show of south Florida's swamps and strip malls.

"This illustrated novel about growing up poor near the swamps of South Florida has a lurid vibrancy."--New York Times, Holiday Gift Guide, Dwight Garner

"We finish And Every Day Was Overcast in a delirious state of disassociation, not unlike the kids whose lives it seeks to evoke. . . The shabby suburbs of South Florida] may not be unknown to us, but Kwiatkowski's ruthless excavation give us a new language by which we hear stories that might otherwise go unheard."--The Los Angeles Times, David Ulin

Out of South Florida's lush and decaying suburban landscape bloom the delinquent magic and chaotic adolescence of And Every Day Was Overcast. Paul Kwiatkowski's arresting photographs amplify a novel of profound vision and vulnerability. Drugs, teenage cruelty, wonder, and the screen-flickering worlds of Predator and Married...With Children shape and warp the narrator's developing sense of self as he navigates adventures and misadventures, from an ill-fated LSD trip on an island of castaway rabbits to the devastating specter of HIV and AIDS. This alchemy of photography and fiction gracefully illuminates the travesties and triumphs of the narrator's quest to forge emotional connections and fulfill his brutal longings for love.


About the Author

Paul Kwiatkowski is a New York-based writer and photographer. This is his first novel. His work has appeared in numerous outlets, including Juxtapoz, Beautiful Decay, Dazed and Confused, Fault, Dust, and American Suburb X.
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