Daniel Donatelli's literary debut, Music Made by Bears, combines beautifully written prose with a multilayered, thematic story that challenges readers to reflect on the meaning, purpose, and depth of life. A seemingly endless canvas of descriptive natural imagery provides the setting for this linguistically melodic novel, which takes place in an isolated religious community whose long-sought seclusion and harmony are disrupted by the arrival of two mirrored opposites - one invited, and one not.
The Great Anti-American Novel is a memoir written by a confessed mass-murderer in an offshore federal detention facility. The narrator's penetratingly satirical story centers on his small family coming together and being ripped apart by a global economic and cultural collapse that triggers a second American civil war.
A literary yawp; a compelling, sundry collection of stories and essays - Oh, Title! is a unique offering. At times a humorous memoir of the author-be-damned, at times a compilation of impressively eclectic fiction, this strange audiobook is almost always away from turning into something else. You'll listen to it tensely, then you'll stop to laugh, then you'll pause it while you look up a wonderful new word - but always you'll go to it with affection because clearly it was written with love.