A novel by BOB HARTLEY
Červená Barva Press is pleased to announce the publication of "Following Tommy," a novel by Bob Hartley.
"Following Tommy" tells the story of the O’Days, two young brothers living in an Irish American, working class neighborhood on Chicago’s West Side in the 1960’s. As thieves they are the bane of the neighborhood until the arrival of the first African American family.
“Following Tommy,” is a powerful, mesmerizing debut novel by Bob Hartley. Sharp-edged and honed to perfection, this novel takes us back to the Irish ghetto of the West Side of Chicago in the early ‘60’s. These characters pack-a-punch to the gut: tough, perceptive and shrewd. An unforgettable read.
—Meg Tuite, author of Domestic Apparition
In Hartley’s novel, set in the heartland of America, we dive deeply into disturbing pathos of intriguing and relatable characters. His keen narrative balances so the lively dialogue, and we feel we know, or at the very least, can relate to so much of his book. I urge you to read this remarkable debut, “Following Tommy.”
—Robert Vaughan, editor of Flash Fiction Fridays
Bob Hartley was raised on the West Side of Chicago. He holds an MFA in fiction writing from the University of Pittsburgh. He has been, among other things, a writer, actor, singer, teacher, bartender, mail room clerk, and soap mold washer. He currently makes his living as a respiratory therapist and lives in Pittsburgh with his wife and two children. Following Tommy is his first novel.
a novel by Bob Hartley
To request a review copy contact:
Gloria Mindock, Editor & Publisher
Publication Date: July, 2012
104 pages, paper
To order: www.cervenabarvapress.com
$17.00,plus $3.00 S/H
I goofed on the headline. Typed to fast. Oh well...
Sorry about that.
Gloria: You're racking them up lately. I'll order it for the college library. It's the only way this adjunct professor can get access to great lit. published by the little presses. Congratulations.
Yes, you are right. I am trying to release many books this summer. Sometimes things just fall into place, othertimes, no matter what I do, it seems like it isn't fast enough to get things done. I suppose we all have that feeling at times.
Thanks again for your support!
I am sooo excited about this book!
Gloria, wishing best of all things on another fine book published by Cervena Barva Press!!!
Thanks Susan. Busy time of year. I have 3 chapbooks coming out before September and 4 full-lengths which will be released in September so I am getting those ready. It is exciting! Thanks for commenting on this novel. I really love this book!