Mort Morte

Vagabondage Press LLC
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On my third birthday, my father, in an attempt to get me to stop sucking my thumb, gave me a gun. 

“Today son, you are a man,” he said, snatching the little blue binky from my little pink hand. 

So I shot him.

So begins Mort Morte, a macabre, coming-of-age story full of butchered butchers, badly used Boy Scouts, blown-up Englishman, virginity-plucking cheerleaders, and many nice cups of tea. 

Poignantly poetic, hypnotically hysterical, sweetly surreal, and chock full of the blackest comedy, Mort Morte is like Lewis Carrol having brunch with the kid from The Tin Drum and Oedipus, just before he plucks his eyes out.

In the end though, Mort Morte is a story about a boy who really loves his mother. 

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About the author

David Henry Sterry is the author of 13 books, a performer, muckraker, educator, activist, and book doctor. His ground-breaking anthology Hos, Hookers, Call Girls and Rent-Boys was featured on the front cover of the Sunday New York Times Book Review. His first memoir, Chicken, was an international bestseller and has sold into nine countries. He has written books about working at Chippendales Male Strip Club, the teenaged brain, how to throw a great pajama party if you’re a tween girl, a patriciding mama’s boy, World Cup soccer, a sex maniac, and how to get a book published. He’s taught at Stanford, Reed and Smith. He’s appeared in the London Times, on NPR, and between the covers of both Penthouse and Playgirl magazines. He’s acted with Will Smith, Michael Caine and Zippy the Chimp.  He’s worked as a soda jerk, limo driver, referee, building inspector, Disney screenwriter, poet, athlete, telephone solicitation specialist, and marriage counselor.  He loves any sport with balls, and his girls.

  

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Additional Information

Publisher
Vagabondage Press LLC
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Published on
Jan 10, 2013
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Pages
140
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ISBN
9780615738260
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Black Humor
Fiction / General
Fiction / Humorous
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Arielle Eckstut
The best, most comprehensive book for writers is now completely revised and updated to address ongoing changes in publishing. Published in 2005 as Putting Your Passion Into Print, this is the book that’s been praised by both industry professionals (“Refreshingly honest, knowledgeable and detailed. . . . An invaluable resource”—Jamie Raab, publisher, Grand Central Publishing) and bestselling authors (“A must-have for every aspiring writer.”—Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner). With its extensive coverage of e-books, self-publishing, and online marketing, The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published is more vital than ever for anyone who wants to mine that great idea and turn it into a successfully published book.

Written by experts with thirteen books between them as well as many years’ experience as a literary agent (Eckstut) and a book doctor (Sterry), this nuts-and-bolts guide demystifies every step of the publishing process: how to come up with a blockbuster title, create a selling proposal, find the right agent, understand a book contract, develop marketing and publicity savvy, and self-publish. There’s new information on how to build up a following (and even publish a book) online; the importance of a search-engine-friendly title; producing a video book trailer; and e-book pricing and royalties. Includes interviews with hundreds of publishing insiders and authors, including Seth Godin, Neil Gaiman, Amy Bloom, Margaret Atwood, Larry Kirshbaum, Leonard Lopate, plus agents, editors, and booksellers; sidebars featuring real-life publishing success stories; sample proposals, query letters, and a feature-rich website and community for authors.
David Henry Sterry
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