Dear Kith and Kin,
My new novel, Robert Walker (Livingston Press), is now available. Hardbacks are $30, paperbacks $17.95. It is a somewhat different take on the novel for me, the story of 2 days in the life of a homeless man in Memphis.
They can be ordered signed or inscribed here: Robert Walker
They are also available wherever books are sold, except Truth or Consequences, New Mexico.
Thanks to David Tankersley and Jon Sparks for the cover photograph (below).
I will be signing and reading from Robert Walker as well as my new, previously announced, book of poetry, Opaque Melodies that Would Bug Most People (After the Pause Books, $8), on Thursday, September 29th, at my very own bookstore. Save the date!
Here are some nice things said about Robert Walker:
“In Robert Walker, Corey Mesler has created a protagonist who pulls us into his world and forces us to see the world as he experiences it. Lucky for readers that this world is made perfect by its flaws. A vivid portrait of Memphis and the people who we often choose not to see.”
—Courtney Miller Santo, author of Three Story House and The Roots of the Olive Tree
“Robert Walker, the main character of Corey Mesler’s book of the same name is a man adrift in Memphis. Walker is homeless and he moves through the city connecting with both his own past and the city’s needy and vulnerable. Readers will find something gentle, wise and moving in these pages.”
—Darcey Steinke, author of Sister Golden Hair and Suicide Blonde
“In Corey Mesler’s Robert Walker, our senses are stretched taut in this immersive ride into the underworld of the homeless and the lost.”
—Morowa Yejidé, Author of Time of the Locust
“Richly imagined, intense and vivid, Corey Mesler’s Robert Walker will take you down some byways you haven’t trod before. Mesler writes with rare energy in this well-told tale. A memorable novel.”
—Steve Yarbrough, author of Visible Spirits and The Realm of Last Chances
“I read Corey’s new novel ROBERT WALKER in one sitting yesterday because every time I put it to one side to do something else I found myself picking it back up again just to read a little bit more. I want to talk about it to lots of people, especially people who knew Jerry Hoffman, Dancing Jimmy and a few other Memphis luminaries vaguely or specifically referenced in it.”
–Chris Ellis, star of The Devil’s Rejects and The Dark Knight Rises