@ASoulAFire @JaniceOCG #TheHookAndTheHaymaker is an early work of fiction by @jysexton & @SplitLipPress. Watch a great creative mind at work when Jared Yates Sexton joins 1/13/22, 8 pm ET, on the TWN YouTube channel, PREMIERE of “If America Fails?” in chat on democracy as seen in @HandmaidsOnHulu & threats to America’s system.
Jared Yates Sexton started his writing career producing works of fiction – making good use of his active imagination. The Hook and The Haymaker is one of his early works. — LMO
“In the follow-up to his critically lauded debut An End To All Things, Jared Yates Sexton presents twenty-three new stories that pick up where his first book left off. Whether they’re set in a sweat-saturated sparring ring, the backroom of a gas station speakeasy, or in the kitchen of the house down the street, these are glimpses into an America that too-often goes unseen. Witness here the untold tales of the losers and the should’ve-beens, the dreamers and the hustlers, all of them just spoiling for their turn at glory or the inevitable one-two punch that puts them down for good.” — Publisher
“From Hannah’s Airships-style stars on the cover to the Carhartt jacket Sexton’s rocking on the back-cover, this one nails the drawl, sets the stage equal-parts Southern and Midwestern, rushes the tempo, beefs up the characters, and lets them loose. These stories work as a unit, and Sexton is to thank. This collection is built Ford tough. It’s Rocky Mountain cold. Book clocks in somewhere between Brown’s Big Bad Love and Altman’s film-adaptation of Carver’s Short Cuts. Gauge reads true-blue.” – Austin Hayden, Entropy Mag
READ | The Hook and The Haymaker | by Jared Yates Sexton | Fiction | Split Lip Press | 1/5/2015