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The Boxcar Bop


T.C. Pescatore

A jazzy Beckettian-Borroughsesque riff on the road trip to find America

Boxcar Bop is the story of Ken and Braun Rodman, two interdimensional hobos traveling across America, while being pursued by bounty hunter Valentine Green, who intends to capture and return the two interlopers to the dimension from which they came.  Part cut-up, part stream of consciousness, part poetry and part prose, Boxcar Bop is a pastoral abstract jam that doubles as a social commentary on old vs new, queerness, gender identity, homelessness and gentrification, control, poverty, happiness, struggle, wandering.

T.C. Pescatore can sometimes be seen wandering along the Walt Whitman bridge or down the sidewalks of Philadelphia's old Skid Row. His first poetry collection Go, On Breathe Freely is out now from Chatter House Press.

“Pescatore’s “gravitron ride” of syntax and spacial manipulation induces a fever pitch of disorientation and giddy weightlessness. His diction is a slurry of high, stoned and made up. In these pages there’s an insane ejaculation of light whim and desire as we head West. Pescatore keeps shoving us off a ledge and in the free fall we come to realize we’re belayed by some fried logic after all.”

-Tim Staley of Grandma Moses Press


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Our 2019 Titles

“Carter is the best voice we have of the disconcerted male. These disquieting stories stay with you, tucked away in the odd-angled corners of your memory.”

- Jeremy Trylch, author of The Last Resort


Frida Sex Dreams

And Other Unnerving Disruptions


Theodore Carter

Containing elements of SciFi, humor, and erotica, Frida Sex Dreams and Other Unnerving Disruptions  includes stories about an over-sexed octopus, Jimmy Carter's alien encounters, and an attempt to reach Harry Houdini through a seánce.  These stories are about facing the unknown whether that unknown is Frida Kahlo, a fifty-foot woman, or a painting elephant.

Available January 15, 2019

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.

- Michael Landweber, author of We and Thursday 1:17 p.m.

Read about the author’s 1K Fridas Community Art Project

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