Discussion → Cervena Barva Press Announces A New Novel, Following Tommy" by Bob Hartley

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    Gloria Mindock
    Jul 24, 09:11pm

    "Following Tommy"
    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.

    "Following Tommy"
    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

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