stories, 66 pages, offset
ISBN 0-930900-46-4, paper, $14.00
short short stories, 28 pages, LP, saddlestitched
ISBN 0-930901-12-6, wrappers, signed
Among Library Journal's
best titles of 1979 and 1984, these stories show Ahern as an extraordinarily
witty storyteller and a brilliant stylist. But beyond the satire,
the wry humor and the rich patterns and sounds of his sentences, there
is an immensely entertaining fiction that engages both the mind and
the heart. He is an American heir to that great line of Russian fabulists
from Gogol to Chekov.
Born in Massachusetts in 1947. He has worked as newspaperman, copy
writer, graphic artist. He is the editor of Diana's Bimonthly
and author of Hecatombs of Lake and recipient of a NEA fellowship
"Because the language cuts so quickly there is a dream quality
among the words"
--Alan Davies, Northeast Rising Sun
"Ahern's use of langue is masterful"
--Peter Cherches, Aspect
"In his world we are at ease, we feel adventurous, we feel challenged
to emerge beyond our ordinary selves."
--Welch D. Everman, North American Review
"Madcap, evocative, wry, and always filled with a teasing love
--George Myers, Jr., Sunday Patriot Review