Jeremy Bannister, or The Ups and Downs of an Aspiring Novelist (Paperback)

Jeremy Bannister, or The Ups and Downs of an Aspiring Novelist Cover Image

Jeremy Bannister, or The Ups and Downs of an Aspiring Novelist (Paperback)

$14.95


Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days

Meet Jeremy Bannister. His is a humble, simply told coming-of-age tale that spans the terribly serious and comically trivial decades of the Vietnam and disco eras, respectively. The singular ambition of Jeremy's life is to become a "big-shot" novelist. As an English major still hoping to emulate the obscure artistry of James Joyce, he clearly has no earthly notion of how to achieve his goal. Adrift in a "coral reef" of failed writer friends, Jeremy's youthful trials are bookended by an acerbic but influential college roommate and an incredibly matter-of-fact girlfriend. Thus thirty-year-old unpublished Jeremy arrives at the realization that he is destined to become fifty-year-old unpublished Jeremy if he doesn't stop straightening up his living room and finish writing at least one novel.


Pushcart Prize-winner Gary Reilly's latest offering is a Bannisterian bildungsroman executed in an intriguing economical format of precisely twenty-eight lines per chapter.

Product Details ISBN: 9780990992714
ISBN-10: 0990992713
Publisher: Running Meter Press
Publication Date: July 13th, 2021
Pages: 130
Language: English