In the early 1970s in northern New Mexico, a hitch-hiker, a man on the run, finds himself in a small, rural village. The village is no average village and its vaudeville of characters, who run the gamut from the mystical to the ludicrous, have a secret. The Galaxy Club is at once a romance of frenzied alcoholism and an adventure of out-of-luck anthropomorphism. It is a mythological roman noir, both savage and poetic, its gyroscopic rhythm of narration maintaining a precarious balance in a high-wire act of tragicomedy and magical spectacle.
Brendan Connell was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 1970. He has had fiction published in numerous places, including McSweeney's, Adbusters, and the World Fantasy Award winning anthologies Leviathan 3 (The Ministry of Whimsy 2002), and Strange Tales (Tartarus Press 2003). His published books are: The Translation of Father Torturo (Prime Books, 2005), Dr. Black and the Guerrillia (Grafitisk Press, 2005), Metrophilias (Better Non Sequitur, 2010), Unpleasant Tales (Eibonvale Press, 2010), The Life of Polycrates and Other Stories for Antiquated Children (Chômu Press, 2011), The Architect (PS Publishing, 2012), Lives of Notorious Cooks (Chômu Press, 2012), Miss Homicide Plays the Flute (Eibonvale Press, 2013), The Cutest Girl in Class ... (more)