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Chicago's own Joe Peterson is back with a strikingly original novel that is at once both mythic and fanciful. It is a narrative poem that recounts the life of Irishman Jim O'Connor, a tragic figure who was born with a preternatural gift for poetry, that brought him early fame, but he is also an alcoholic who had his first blackout drunk at 12 years of age. The stanzas of tChicago's own Joe Peterson is back with a strikingly original novel that is at once both mythic and fanciful. It is a narrative poem that recounts the life of Irishman Jim O'Connor, a tragic figure who was born with a preternatural gift for poetry, that brought him early fame, but he is also an alcoholic who had his first blackout drunk at 12 years of age. The stanzas of the novel recount Jim's tragic exploits as he leaves a wake of dark destruction in his midst. The ghost of his ex-girlfriend Anne, killed in a car crash on a slick, snowy road with Jim driving after an acute drinking binge, haunt Jim to the end of his days....

Title : Inside the Whale: A Novel In Verse
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ISBN : 9781936679010
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 225 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Inside the Whale: A Novel In Verse Reviews

  • Jason Fisk
    2018-11-13 15:04

    Joseph G. Peterson does an excellent job of marrying poetry to the elements that make up a good novel. As I read INSIDE THE WHALE, I felt as if I was at sea; Peterson’s poetic narrative gently shifted from one scene/scenario to the next; it was as if the ship was gently rolling on the high seas, and after I adapted my sea legs, I became unconscious of the gradual shift in narrative, and I settled in for the wonderful ride. In typical Peterson fashion, the style and form played a large role in the overall effectiveness of the entire piece, which in my opinion is simply the icing on the cake.

  • Ben
    2018-11-22 14:41

    Anyone who has the stones to write a novel about a drunken, ill-fated, poet bartender's fall from grace who somehow may yet still majestically live on through words and child has my life-long admiration.More - http://bentanzer.blogspot.com/2012/12...

  • James Grinwis
    2018-11-16 16:51

    this is a fascinating book. A novel in lyric about destruction. I like it.

  • Julieann Piaf
    2018-11-10 21:08

    I'm re-reading this, as I look forward to Gideon's Confession. I'm ready for more, Joseph G. Peterson.