Jesús Ángel García is the author of badbadbad (forthcoming May, New Pulp Press), a “transmedia novel about sex, God, rock ‘n’ roll and the social web.” It will appear in print and ebook formats but will also have a soundtrack and a five-part series of interconnected short films related to its themes. It explores issues of sexual morality, self-destruction and redemption, and intimacy in a culture dominated by electronic communication. This podcast is a mashup of live readings and excerpts from soundtrack and film.
An original mix of literary and neo-noir styles, the narrative “merges the pulpy feel of those old-fashioned gas station novels with something as dark and surreal as a David Lynch film,” says Michael Seidlinger, author of The Artist in Question. Kyle Minor calls García “the disinherited love child of Philip Roth and Flannery O’Connor.”
A writer, musician and filmmaker based in San Francisco, García has published fiction in Monkeybicycle, 3:AM Magazine, HTML Giant and elsewhere. His nonfiction has appeared in SFWeekly and Electric Literature’s The Outlet, where he is a frequent contributor.
If you’re at the conference, see García tonight, Thursday, off-site at Live New Words! A Happy Hour Reading, 7-9 pm, Velvet Lounge, 915 U. Street NW, Washington, DC.