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A warped coming of age tale set in a northern California town-If Mark Twain or Ray Bradbury had grown up listening to the Sex Pistols

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Really, tell you the title, describe the plot and the characters, are you nuts? I can tell you the kids live in a fictional 1960's northern California town. I can tell you there are as many cemeteries in the story as there are boys, and I can tell you that it's an american Gothic coming of age tale--although the children are much more mature than I'll ever be. There are also characters in the soon to be book, that due to literary political correctness, are being washed out of our history; prostitutes and ghosts, drunken child killers and witches, hobo's and charlatans. The tale came to me in a dream and it washed away everything I was working on--it's forcing me to write it, and if I don't end up committed, it'll be wonderful. I've drawn maps of the town and the surrounding areas. I've detailed the buildings and the streets. I've given dates and family lines, but none of these will be used in the story, they're just for me, to use as background--when I tell you I dreamed it, I dreamed all of it--picture Richard Dreyfuss in 'Close Encounters' making that fucking mash potato mountain! 

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    A personal 'thank you' phone call to yourself, or the party of your choice--mom, dad, ex-girlfriend,boyfriend,etc. If you'd like me to use profanity, which by the way I'm a master of, you need to throw in an extra $5.

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    A hand written/drawn thank you note, personalized, with some F'ed up piece of art/drawing attached--my sketches might not be the best, but they have a life of their own. (please specify rating--G through XXX)

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    A signed copy of the new book--personalized (On release--but you'll get it a touch earlier)

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    All three of the above rewards; a phone call, a thank you card with F'ed up art, and a signed copy of the new book. (card and call come in Nov, book on release)

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    A signed 'Authors Copy' of the new book--as the writer I get a certain amount of 'pre-release' books, these will be stamped, numbered, and signed. (on release)

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    All of the above rewards, plus, your name will appear in print neatly placed in the 'thank you' section of the book.

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    Besides a signed 'Authors Copy' of the new book, and a printed 'thank you', the $400 backer will also receive a signed, limited edition vinyl 'TEST-PRESSING' L.P. of Jack reading his first book 'An American Demon' with handmade cover.

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    How 'bout all of the above and a dinner with the man himself--a nice restaurant and a semi-pleasant evening--no happy endings.

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    All of the above and, we do a dim sum lunch in San Francisco--you've got to get to Huntington Beach on your own, but I'll drive from here...

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    These rewards are given by request, you tell me, nothing too weird, like tying me up and torturing me, but we can get creative...

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