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Winter Park, by Graham Guest

Winter Park is a darkly funny tale of two unlikely friends: Eric Swanson, a drug-addled philosopher from Colorado, and Harris Birdsong, an epileptic, synaesthetic savant from the deep south. The pair meet at a rodeo camp in West Texas, where each tries to outrun his troubled past.  Their humorous adventure belies a tragedy of racism, substance abuse, and murder.

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“A powerfully distinctive voice.”  ~Michael Schmidt, author of The Novel: A Biography

“I read Guest’s work like I read Lyn Hejinian’s – with amazement at the logic and connections made.”  ~EK Reeder, author of Ramshackle and Fremont

Winter Park is a fine, considered, original piece of creative work…I enjoyed it hugely.”  ~Toby Litt, author of Corpsing

Graham Guest has lived in Northern California with his wife and daughter since 2012. He teaches in the Literature and Languages Department at Dominican University of California. His band, Moses Guest, is still making music. Learn more at

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