Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Friday, 5/22, at Accent on Books: Jerry Stubblefield

Asheville writer Jerry Stubblefield is perhaps best known as a playwright. For almost two decades he lived and worked in New York and had plays produced off-Broadway, off-off-Broadway and in regional theatres.

Now Jerry has a new novel out from Black Heron Press, and, judging from early reviews, he's proving to be every bit as talented a novelist as a playwright. The novel is called Homunculus, and it's a science fiction/psychological novel about a writer who literally produces his own double -- the title character, who represents and acts on the writer's deepest desires, but good and not-so-good. On one level an sf/horror tale, on another it's a meditation on those parts of our psyche we'd rather not acknowledge, and what happens when they finally insist we take ownership of them.

Accent on Books will hold a reception honoring Jerry Stubblefield this coming Friday, beginning at 6:00 PM. Join us as Jerry reads from and signs copies of his book. You and your own homunculus should thoroughly enjoy it.

Jerry Stubblefield's website is here.

1 comment:

Kathryn Magendie said...

That sounds like a book I'd read! And it is the sci-fi equivalent of something I'm fiddling with once I complete the trilogy I am writing...that idea of writers and their characters - how sometimes the characters in our novels become more interesting to us than Real Life - how real life and fiction life can blur ...how writers are really weird and self-indulgent *smiling*

I'll be on the look out for that book! I don't read sci-fi as I used to, so this would be a good book to get me back into that genre.