Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Fall 2010: A.J. Somerset's Combat Camera
Once a celebrated war photographer, Lucas Zane is burnt out after covering twenty years of war. Drunk, hallucinatory, all ambition fled, Zane earns the rent working for an impresario of shoestring pornographic movies. Here he encounters Melissa and hatches a plan that might save her, his career, and quite possibly himself.
The power of Combat Camera lies in its voice, a voice that is restless, ceaseless, meandering, tragic, sometimes very funny, a mind and a voice that maintain an almost hypnotic grip on the reader.
"Taut and terrific: Combat Camera is a lean, mean piece of story-telling machinery."
--Ray Robertson, author of David
**Yes: it will be Winner of the Metcalf-Rooke Award.