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Jul 25, 2011 #144
Contact: Laura Byerley
UMKC's BkMk Press publishes Hilary Masters' satirical novelKansas City, Mo. - In Hilary Masters' new satirical novel "Post: A Fable," New York's late governor Kimball Lyon tries to thwart terrorism by turning Manhattan into a parking lot. There are plenty of objections to his ruinous urban redevelopment. To be published by the University of Missouri-Kansas City's (UMKC) BkMk Press Aug. 1, "Post: A Fable" is Masters' 10th novel and 17th book.
"Post: A Fable" is an enigma with a connection to, among other things, the long-extinct passenger pigeon. Although billions of passenger pigeons existed when Europeans discovered America, passenger pigeons became extinct by 1914. Part mystery, part environmental elegy, "Post: A Fable" combines eccentric metafiction and magical realism in a riotous futuristic fable.
Masters has served as professor of English at Carnegie Mellon University since 1983. He also has served as a U.S. Navy correspondent, founder of The Hyde Park Record in New York and a Broadway press agent. In addition to receiving the Balch Prize for Fiction and Monroe K. Spears Essay Prize, Masters' work has been noted in Best American Essays, Best American Short Stories and Pushcart Prize anthologies. In 2003, the American Academy of Arts and Letters presented him its Award for Literature.
"Post: A Fable" (ISBN 978-1-886157-75-0) is 275 pages, and the retail price is $16.95. BkMk Press books are available through Baker & Taylor, Ingram Book Company, SPD and directly through BkMk Press. For more information, contact Ben Furnish, managing editor of BkMk Press, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (816) 235-2558.
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