From my homeboy, Chris Ellis, for my forthcoming novel, Memphis Movie (Aqueous Books, 2015):
“Corey Mesler’s novel Memphis Movie reads like a train you caught just in time and are glad to be on, no matter where it’s going. What I like about it are the accuracy in which he records the clamor and frenzy and desperation and massively collaborative effort of film production, and that the setting is in my home town, including what I like to hope is the same house I lived in on Rembert 40 years ago. With an intimacy gleaned from somewhere, Corey knows producers and screen writers and all the people involved in film production who keep plates spinning and balls in the air while the meter is running. This is a novel with humor, clarity and soul, and I will give each one of you who buys a copy a shiny 10 cents piece.”
–Chris Ellis, star of October Sky and The Dark Knight Rises
The mass market version of my Notes Toward the Story and Other Stories is now available. And a bargain at $6.50 (Buy some for all your friends!) Published by Kuboa Editions.
Beautiful cover art by Carlos Gonzalez.
(The original trade paperback edition is officially out of print but Burke’s still has some copies left.)
“Corey Mesler’s stories give shimmer and depth to the most outlandish and most commonplace of experiences. By turns piercingly funny and sneakily heartrending, Notes Toward the Story and Other Stories touches the real corners of life while also showing, with great tenderness, the way we seek to elevate ourselves, our condition, the everydayness of our everyday lives, to a level of epic grandeur. And Mesler shows us how the effort itself—the sincerity of it, the yearning behind it—becomes the grandest thing of all.”
—Megan Abbott, author of Bury Me Deep and The End of Everything
Come by Burke’s for it, or order it here, signed or inscribed, if you like that: Notes Toward the Story mass market
…Memphis Movie (for which I have glowing blurbs from Ann Beattie, Cary Holladay, Stephen Tobolowsky and Peter Coyote), here in The Prague Revue (look at their beautiful illustration and presentation of the text):
….here, in the always compelling Right Hand Pointing:
I go this dynamite blurb yesterday from one of my heroes, actor/activist/author, Peter Coyote, for my forthcoming novel, Memphis Movie.
“I have difficulty believing that Corey Mesler was not nurtured on celluloid. This dark, funny, mysterious, sexy novel is so spot-on in its recreations of film-land zeitgeist as to be spooky. And nestled cunningly in this highly-entertaining, sheet-ripping romp is a serious and well-crafted book about talent, confidence, memory, loyalty, and the every-day hauntings that happen only to the living. I’ve started it over a second time, and recommend it heartily.”
–Peter Coyote, star of E.T. and Northfork, and author of Sleeping Where I Fall
…here in the new issue of Pirene’s Fountain:
Thanks for reading.