Thursday, October 21, 2010

BTAP #97: Squish You, Babe by Fred Zackel

In January 1978, Ross Macdonald wrote, "Fred Zackel's first novel reminds me of the young Dashiell Hammett's work, not because it is an imitation, but because it is not. It is a powerful and original book made from the lives and language of the people who live in San Francisco today."

That Fred Zackel is at BTAP with a special, heartwarming poem called "Squish You, Babe."

Next: "Pillow Talk" by Jodi Macarthur

Soon: Kieran Shea's "The Takedown Heart"

The BEAT to a PULP: Round One anthology is now available at Amazon.