OTHER PEOPLE’S CRAZY by Greg Fletcher
In suburban Arizona, the biggest kid in his high school sophomore class is being bullied by the smallest. With no dad, best friend, or girlfriend, Brandon’s life feels like pure hopeless chaos. But thanks to his crazy single mom, a stray dog, a bronco-busting hairdresser, a random left turn, and boomerang karma from the Universe, Brandon has a chance to turn his life in a new direction. Chaos, or Choice? They’re both in the mix of crazy at Mesa Grande High!
5.5 x 8.5 trade paper, 209 pages. ISBN-13: 978-1-937997-95-3. BISAC: YA Fiction. LCN: 2019934150. Also available as an ebook.
Ebook Edition, $4.99 U.S. Trade Paper Edition, $12.95 U.S.
THIS IS WHAT YOU WANT, THIS IS WHAT YOU GET by Jim Scheers
In the musical abyss between New York City and Philadelphia (otherwise known as “New Jersey”), the only place to see punk bands in 1987 is the 321 Club. For suburban outcasts of any age the rundown club in the ghettos of Trenton is both a gauntlet and a haven. At the club, bouncers scream in Nick LaBlanche’s face, he can’t last longer than a few seconds in the pit without getting knocked down, and skinheads stalk the new “poser.” But Nick persists and falls in with a group of fellow misfits: the romantic skinhead Victoria, the bookish Oz, the angry but idealistic Austin, and Bird, who becomes his sarcastic guide in his search for a community.
Inspired by the hardcore scene that flourished at the infamous Trenton nightclub City Gardens, This Is What You Want, This Is What You Get is a tightly woven tale of suburban punks suspended between the brutal energy of a fleeting underground scene and the complacent home life that has provided everything they could want … except the answers they need.
Ebook Edition, $3.99 U.S. Trade Paper Edition, $12.95 U.S.