J.C. Myers

Junkyard at No Town
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Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 6:00pm
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4869 Main St
Manchester Center, VT 05255

 

This novelist captures Vermont’s land, language, and culture in outrageous and vernacular-rich dialogue, combined with crazy and splendid plot twists. Follow Jules’ initiation, fresh out of college in the early 80s, seeking a life far from his Westchester upbringing when he buys a junkyard in rural Vermont.

J.C. Myers' spirited first novel, Junkyard at No Town, captures rural Vermont's land, language, and culture in outrageous and vernacular-rich dialogue, combined with crazy and splendid plot twists and descriptions. You'll find yourself breathless, sometimes wide-eyed, and sometimes laughing, as you follow young Jules' initiation, fresh out of college in the early 80s, seeking a life far from his Westchester upbringing. He buys a junkyard in the rural Vermont village of Iraton--right on the edge of No Town.

Deep-rooted mysteries link incongruous neighbors and illicit livelihoods, impossible loves and unlikely devotions and violent characters -- a house burns, water mysteriously flows and disappears, and people, too, change course, ignite, vanish or die. Readers will long remember the wild, haunting comedy of Jules, Butchy Guyette, Maddy and Byron Peas, Lutheria Tupper, Copeland DeMassey and Aunt Martha, whose intertwined and braided tales reveal Junkyard at No Town's vulnerable secrets, its sins and its virtues - and our own.

J.C. Myers was born in the smallest hospital in Vermont when the baby boom (1946 – 1964) only had four more years to go. He remembers the Vietnam war and the peace movement, and what it was like to be a long-haired kid in a Vermont grade school in sixties – “wicked rough, but ‘oh din’t we have fun.” The standard English spoken by his educated family got him an English degree from Vassar. His school years, the time logging, cutting firewood, building houses…anything for money, those things taught him how to speak and write Vermontics.

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$17.95
ISBN: 9781578690152
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Published: Rootstock Publishing - May 25th, 2019

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