The first three books of the Black Gum Cycle, all in one bundle!
After his life falls apart, a young man must navigate a drug-fueled world of juggalos and transients with Shane, a lowlife occultist with a penchant for body modification.
Here are some things people have said about these books:
"This series is turning into something sacred for me...10/10." - Dead End Follies
"An unreservedly gritty and unapologetically masculine novel...Is Shane a misunderstood young man who exaggerates rumors about himself to create a persona that’s larger than life? Or is he a violent psychopath who is one bad day away from ruining the lives of everyone in his path? The reader is never quite sure, which makes the weird tension between Shane and the narrator so irresistible." - San Diego Citybeat
"Blasted through this one in a couple hours. J. David Osborne writes like a hoodrat Celine. He writes in a language that has been dying in literature but one most people still speak, slangy and raunchy and true to our daily struggles. The pain of being alive is most evident and powerful while growing up, those years when you're doing everything and nothing is working for you. Osborne shows this in bad jobs and worse bosses and the endless rattle of other people. This is a book for seekers. This is a book for failures who know falling is the only way up." - Dave Newman
"Osborne, following sort of/not quite in the footsteps of national treasure Scott McClanahan and his Crapalachia and Sarah Book, is low-key but dutifully clocking in to provide us with what we are actually craving: irresponsible, thoughtful, bonkers, problematic, unfashionable but thoroughly masculine works." - David James Keaton
"[Osborne is] a master of economy of language. His work now makes me feel the way I felt the first few times I read James Ellroy." - Gabino Iglesias
A NOTE ON PRICING:
If you contributed to the Kickstarter, please please please don't pay for this (also...Dying World is getting very close to being done).
For others who have landed here: please feel free to contribute whatever you think the books are worth to you, or what you can afford.
These are the first three books of a five book cycle, which I plan on finishing this year. If you purchase this bundle, please feel free to download the following two releases without paying.
I hope you enjoy the books!!!
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