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William “Dead” Kennedy is in trouble. He’s thirty-two, in love with his ex-wife, has lost his job, and he’s been dreaming about ghost roads again. Sometimes a guy is haunted for a really good reason.
— Nebula and World Fantasy Award finalist
— A Book Sense Notable Book
— Best of the Year: Booklist, Locus, San Francisco Chronicle
— A Locus bestseller
"Stewart's quicksilver wit makes Perfect Circle perfectly hilarious. And, a supremely skilled storyteller, he saves the best for last."
"Stewart's mastery of Will's first-person narration is unflinching and unfaltering. The voice conjured here is absolutely authentic and affecting."
"Stewart's compelling account of how DK comes to grips with his ghosts, both actual and metaphorical, is alternately poignant and hilarious, with some genuinely creepy moments and one or two powerful jolts.... Compelling ... with strong potential for crossing over into the mainstream."
"All-around terrific."—Booklist (starred review)
"By turns heartbreaking and hilarious, Perfect Circle is ... an impressive example of an author using genre resources to stake out a territory that, for the moment at least, no one but he occupies.
"A read-at-one-go novel.... Everything is both stated and understated, elegant, full of the mundane horror and fear that inform a normal, frustrated life.... And it is well, well worth the reading. A highly recommended work."
Sean Stewart's much-anticipated eighth novel is a dark, funny, fast-moving thriller that you won't want to put down. William "Dead" Kennedy has problems. He's haunted by family, by dead people with unfinished business, and by those perfect pop songs that you can't get out of your head. He's a 32-year-old Texan still in love with his ex-wife. He just lost his job at Pet-Co for eating cat food. His air-conditioning is broken, there's no good music on the radio, and he's been dreaming about ghost roads.
When Will's cousin ("My dad married your Aunt Dot's half-sister") calls in the middle of the night about a dead girl haunting his garage, it seems like an easy way to make a thousand dollars. But nothing is ever that simple, especially when family is involved. Will's mother is planning a family reunion of epic proportions. Will's ex-wife is married to a former Marine. His twelve-year-old daughter Megan thinks Will needs someone to look after him. And recently his dead relatives seem to want something from him.
+++ punk attitude: country & western life +++
"Perfect Circle is a perfect read, exciting, unique, everything here but the Second Coming, but, Sean Stewart himself is the prize. What a talent. Write on, my man. Write on."
"Needy Ghosts, bar fights, concealed weapons, R.E.M., and ramen noodles—Perfect Circle is an irreverent Texas treat. Sean Stewart is one bright, funny writer."
"Will Kennedy has some troublesome relatives. Especially the dead ones. Perfect Circle is Sean Stewart at his spooky, funny, sad, and haunting best."
—Karen Joy Fowler
"A ghost story for grown-ups, frightening, funny, and finally redemptive. It kept me up way past my bedtime."
—Harley Jane Kozak
"I read it all in one gulp, by turns fearful and joyful for Stewart's likable loser protagonist."
"If Oprah read science fiction...This quirky, engaging novel tells the story of William "Dead" Kennedy, a thirtysomething former punk rocker and down-on-his-luck divorced dad—who sees ghosts. After a visit to his haunted cousin goes horribly wrong, "DK" finds himself getting lots of attention—mostly the wrong kind—from both the living and the dead. Funny and thought-provoking!"
—Carol Schneck, Schuler Books and Music, Okemos, MI
"My favorites among Sean Stewart's books are those that hover on the edge of our reality. His characters, like William "Dead" Kennedy are much like my friends and relatives -- although if any of my relatives are seeing ghosts, they haven't mentioned this to me. Will leads a not-quite life in Texas, working in dead end jobs, and yearning to reconnect with his ex-wife, and trying to avoid ghosts. When a cousin calls with a ghost-busting request, his financial offer is more than Will can resist. But accepting the job opens Will up to a whole new level of darkness. Great prose (Stewart has some of the best metaphors going) and a melancholy mood, like music half-remembered."
—Maryelizabeth Hart, Mysterious Galaxy Bookshop, San Diego, CA
Sean Stewart is the author of the "I Love Bees" and "Beast" search operas, two short stories and seven novels: Perfect Circle, The Night Watch, Nobody's Son, Clouds End, Passion Play, Resurrection Man, and Galveston. With Jordan Weisman, he is the author of Cathy's Book and Cathy's Key. His novels have received the Aurora, Arthur Ellis, Sunburst, Canadian Library, and World Fantasy awards. He lives in Davis, CA, with his wife and two daughters.
Forthright anecdotes and interviews fill this eye-opening account of the birth of the underground newspaper movement. Stemming from frustration with the lack of any mainstream media criticism of the Vietnam War, the creation of the papers was emboldened by the victories of the Civil Rights–era, anticolonial movements in the Third World and the use of LSD. In the four short years from 1965–1969, the subversive press grew from five small newspapers in five cities in the United States to more than 500 newspapers—with millions of readers—all over the world. Stories by the people involved with the production and distribution of the papers, such as Bill Ayers, Paul Buhle, Paul Krassner, and Trina Robbins, bring the history of the movement to life. Full-color scans taken from a broad range of publications, from the Berkeley Barb and the Los Angeles Free Press to Chicago Seed and Screw: The Sex Review, are also included, showing the incredible energy that fueled the counterculture of the 1960s.
Frenchman and personal trainer Xavier is suing Celebrity Rehab's Sean Stewart for unpaid sessions, even though Sean has a management company for his money.
106 pounds — Tanner Watson, Akron, 32-1, Jr. vs. Alex McCracken, Cedaredge, 19-16, Fr. Fidel Villa , Center, 8-18, Fr. vs. Marcos Fernandez, Las Animas, 21-6, Sr. Colton Sims, Rye, 12-18, Fr. vs. Zach McCrary, Calhan, 23-16, So. Eric Rojo,... Source: www.charlotteobserver.com
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Monmouth defeated Siena in its last game on Saturday, 83-64, with redshirt sophomore wing Collin Stewart scoring a career-high 21 points, and junior wing Deon Jones scoring 17, including the 1,000th point of his career. Sophomore point guard Justin
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One lot and a model home are all that’s still up for sale. The Toll Brothers is working on another housing development next to Azura called Royal Palm Polo. Sales of the 223-home site began in December. [Sun-Sentinel] — Sean Stewart-Muniz
Junior Sean Sellers and sophomore Kyle Jacobs each had a pair of ... to force overtime in the ASC contest that featured 11 ties and five lead changes. Rebecca Stewart led three YellowJackets in double digits with 18 points while adding six steals and ...
Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly are enterainers just like Stewart on ‘The Daily Show,’ one difference being that Jon’s comedic satire delivery as op-ed political commentary has a lot of truth behind it. Simiar truthful satire was succesfully ...
Beyond the Fourth Wall. Sean Stewart began his career as an award-winning novelist. In 2001 he was the lead writer on the A.I. Web Mystery, nicknamed The Beast, the ...
Sean Stewart (born June 2, 1965) is a United States- Canadian science fiction and fantasy author. Born in Lubbock, Texas, Sean Stewart moved to Edmonton, Alberta ...
Sean Roderick Stewart (born September 1, 1980) is the son of singer Rod Stewart and Alana Collins. His A&E biography describes him as "a songwriter, musician, and model".
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