Yes, friends, the time draws nigh. My novel will release in mere days and is now available for preorder at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or just about any fine bookstore near you (if you ask them to order it, that is; the distributor is Ingram.)
Note that I am not the author, as the Barnes & Noble page suggests, of Ian Fleming’s James Bond, Mergers and Acquisitions, Hiking Cape Cod, Narrow Gauge East from Denver, or Three Years of the Agricultural Adjustment Administration.
And how about this: My publisher, in recognition of my book being about hard times, and it being hard times now, has lowered the cover price to make it even easier to own. Thirteen ninety-five! Rory eats more than that in postprandial bon-bons every day.
Finally, if you needed any more incentive, the great Bob Shacochis writes, “With iron and blood, it seems, and from the rich depths of the earth, John Griswold has fashioned a classic American novel, its dignified intonations of our young nation’s sweat and tears evocative of the indelible storytelling of Dos Passos, Frank Norris, and Upton Sinclair.”
[Update, 6-10-09: Looks like the book's in stock already and will ship immediately, but I'm going to ignore that while I giggle like a pleased schoolboy over Bob's blurb and prepare for the anniversary of the Herrin Massacre, June 22, which I'll treat as the official release.]