Jordan Rothacker: GRISTLE: WEIRD TALES

Event date: 
Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Event Location

Avid Bookshop presents Jordan A Rothacker for his book, Gristle: Weird Tales. This event will take place on Thursday, May 16, 2019, from 6:30-7:30pm at our Prince Avenue location and is free and open to the public. We encourage you to purchase a copy of the book to get it signed by the author!

You can purchase this event book online from Avid Bookshop here


Gristle is alchemical theatre, a collection of weird tales, twelve fingers on the steering wheel, with D.H. Lawrence and Sylvia Plath asleep across the back seat, Chekov shivering on the hard shoulder... Gristle is a post-beat riddle, a comedy, a nightmare... Gristle is Salinger descending from his eyrie with a bottle of Thunderbird. Jordan A. Rothacker has stolen a dream car...The road doubles back upon itself, but the riders are still lost. Sincerity and foolishness glow from the map. Follow, follow, the Moon is over the blacktop and the canny ghosts and story serpents are coming out...


Jordan A. Rothacker lives in Athens, GA where he earned a Doctorate in Comparative Literature and a Masters in Religion from the University of Georgia. Rothacker majored in Philosophy at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY, and his life has been split between New York (where he was born) and Georgia. His journalism has appeared in periodicals as diverse as Vegetarian Times and International Wristwatch while his fiction, poetry, and essays can be found in the likes of Red River Review, Dark Matter, Dead Flowers, Stone Highway Review, Mayday Magazine, As It Ought To Be, and The Exquisite Corpse. He loves sandwiches (a category in which he classifies pizza and tacos) and debating taxonomy almost as much as much as he loves his wife, his dogs, and his cat, Whiskey.

Gristle: Weird Tales Cover Image
ISBN: 9780999115268
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-7 business days
Published: Stalking Horse Press - March 5th, 2019