Oregon Coast Christmas Tales
by Matt Love
So many people suffer as the holidays approach . . .
A neglected boy. A struggling single mom. An addled nurse. A depressed urban couple. A greedy developer. A suicidal young woman. A meth addict. A phony writer. A table of Trump fanatics. A forlorn newspaper staff. A homeless man in a wheelchair. A frustrated teacher. A teenager who has never seen the ocean. Thirteen stories of despair, delusion and dislocation.
They all desperately need some Christmas magic for total transformations of mind, body and spirit.
The Oregon Coast will deliver it.
In Oregon Coast Christmas Tales, author Matt Love tours readers through the lives of the troubled and unfulfilled, the mighty and the marginalized, the lost and the loveless, and lights up their souls with the spirit of Christmas.
A special limited print edition of 300 copies sold exclusively on this site and at select Oregon bookstores.
The book costs $20 (with $5 for shipping).
I also have a special price for purchasing two copies. If you buy directly from the website, you receive a signed edition, special bookmark and a bonus Christmas story called “Psilocybin Santa.”
Two Copies for $30 (with $5 for shipping)!
The Bonnie & Clyde Files
How Two Senior Dogs Saved a Middle Aged Man
By Matt Love
A special limited print edition of 300 copies, signed by the author (and dogs), is now selling for $30 (plus shipping). A handmade bookmark will be included.
In 2017, at the age of 53, I experienced an extinction of self. For the first time in my life, I could not get a job, I was nearly broke, and I had no freedom of movement or conscience.
I was an American outcast trapped in a labyrinth known as probation, desperately engaged in the ultimate struggle to stave off marginalization.
There I was, lying on the couch, talking to my dead husky, words echoing through the house that was empty because I had performed terrible hospice care on myself and given away almost everything.
Then I found two senior dogs named Bonnie and Clyde, residents of Angels for Sarah Sancturary, a refuge along the Lewis and Clark River. There, walking two dogs, I resurrected as a human being. I read the river, tracked elk, watched birds, slayed blackberries, skipped rocks, cursed clearcuts, walked in rain and went deep into heretofore unknown areas of my creative mind. With Bonnie and Clyde at my side, I learned important lessons of faith, friendship, family, face-to-face encounters and the timeless remedy of nature, lessons I intuit can enlighten others who experience a cataclysmic personal event.
In The Bonnie and Clyde Files, I merge essay, cultural criticism, memoir, streams of consciousness and poetry to create a hybrid of a genre that is unlike any dog book I have ever read. I wrote on instinct, channeled Walt Whitman, and became a dog to better explore humanity, my country and the treatment of men and women at the hands of the state’s criminal justice system. I wrote to understand all the terrible, bizarre and wonderful things that were happening to me.
I invite you to support my latest literary endeavor by purchasing The Bonnie and Clyde Files direct from Nestucca Spit Press, scheduled for release in the fall of 2018. The book will be unavailable in stores. Half of the profits are earmarked for the Angels for Sarah Sancturary to continue their excellent work.
Customers can use Paypal or make other arrangements for payment by contacting me via email or through this web site. Barter is also accepted.
NESTUCCA SPIT PRESS PRESENTS
A special limited print edition of 300 copies, signed by the author is now selling for $30 (plus shipping). A handmade bookmark and bonus short story will also be included.
By Matt Love