Celebrate World Music Day by Reading a Book – the World’s First Euphictional Anthology Cover Stories out TODAY.
A year ago, writer Christian A. Dumais (Empty Rooms Lonely Countries) set in motion Cover Stories, a project where 10 writers from around the globe banded together to produce a collection of 100 stories that cut deep into the tracks of their favorite albums to produce euphiction, the duet of euphonious and fiction. The writers include Simon Neil, Derrek Carriveau, Christian A. Dumais, T.P. Whited, Erik Schmidt, Suzi M., A.C. Noia, Derek Handley, Matt Gamble and N. Pendleton. Afterword by Sean P. Murray.
In the book’s foreword, Mike Dawson, creator of Freddie & Me, talks about euphiction: “My understanding of a song cover is one artist performing their own take on another artist’s work. . . but how do you cover a CS SAMPLER song in prose form, those letters sitting silently on the page? How exactly do you do that? How do you write the way music feels?”
Dumais says, “I believe the writers in Cover Stories addressed Dawson’s questions and delivered more than just a mix tape of divergent fictions. Inspired by the music of the Walkmen, Combichrist, By Hook or Crook, the Twilight Singers and more, these writers have become the scouts of a new literary invasion.”
And like any good mix tape, Cover Stories encompasses a wide range of territory, from horror to romance to comedy to the unexpected. This is a visual soundtrack that will stay in your head long after the book is closed. Readers can also read the liner notes following each set of stories, where the authors provide details regarding their musical muses.
ISBN/EAN13: 1452831548 / 9781452831541