“A beautiful mix of genre and literary fiction. The dialogue and prose snaps, crackles and flows down the page at a breakneck pace. Smith has put together a wild, comedic romp with literary overtones.”
“Reading Vern Smith is to be reminded that urban America is more than the sum of its con jobs; it is a texture built of rips and stiches, a circus tent under which some of its wackiest animators hold forth -
The Green Ghetto
Mitchell Hosowich is pleased as a puppy with two tails that the great American rust out has rendered parts of Detroit rural again, wild. For him, the “Green Ghetto,” as the bureaucrats have come to call it, is a safe place to grow some fairly decent Detroit dope. But when two DEA agents start sniffing around his spread, only to wind up dead, Mitchell finds himself with a lot of explaining to do. Left with two stiffs, a dead dog, a shot cow, and fifty-
Windsor native Vern Smith grew up twenty minutes from the green ghetto -
“Carter is the best voice we have of the disconcerted male. These disquieting stories stay with you, tucked away in the odd-
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Frida Sex Dreams
And Other Unnerving Disruptions
Containing elements of SciFi, humor, and erotica, Frida Sex Dreams and Other Unnerving Disruptions includes stories about an over-
Theodore Carter is the author of The Life Story of a Chilean Sea Blob and Other Matters of Importance (Queens Ferry Press, 2012), Frida Kahlo Sex Dreams and Other Unnerving Disruptions, and Stealing ‘The Scream’ (Run Amok Books, 2019).
His fiction runs the gamut from humor, to literary fiction, to horror. He’s appeared in several magazines and anthologies including The North American Review, Pank, Necessary Fiction, A capella Zoo, The Potomac Review, and Gargoyle.
His street art projects, which began as book promotion stunts, have garnered attention from several local news outlets including NBC4 Washington, Fox5 DC, and the Washington City Paper.
Carter lives just outside Washington, DC in Takoma Park, MD.
Populated by sideshow fairies, carnal octopi, and the Frida Kahlo of one troubled man's dreams, Carter's latest collection of creatures big and small is fascinating, unsettling and impossible to put down.
“The Green Ghetto is a story with pulp fiction themes and snappy urban dialogue that propels you along a fast track with desperate characters living on the periphery of a Detroit society teetering precariously on the edge of change. Vern smith is running right up front with the heavy hitters of American fiction.”
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