***STRETCH GOAL*** We are hoping to reach $3,500 in the 12 days before the end of this campaign. This additional funding will help cover the costs of this book's promotion (social media, advance review copies, shipping costs) as well as general operating expenses for this volunteer-run nonprofit press. Thank you for your support of Steven Hendricks, great literature, and Starcherone Books!
Of his debut novel Little Is Left to Tell, Steven Hendricks writes, "I took the title from Beckett’s entr’acte, Ohio Impromptu. Folks who’ve read it, or who have heard me read from it at various venues, are glad that it has rabbits in it. One early reader said… 'it’s like Watership waaaaaay Down'.”
In Little Is Left to Tell, rabbits flee bomb-dropping zeppelins. Virginia the Wolf writes her last novel to lure her daughter home and reads its expurgated sections to her captive audience. A rabbit named Hart Crane must eat pages from books in order to speak. Mr. Fin tries to stitch the past together from marginalia and to rebuild his son from boat parts. The haunting fables in this lyrical first novel trace the fictions that make and unmake us.
"Little is Left to Tell... stands on its own haunches, a powerful meditation on the real and the imaginary, consciousness and family, interspecies friendship, and the imbrications of animal and human experience in landscapes torn apart by violence. The book asks: where do violence and wisdom come from? What will trauma and loss require of the imagination, in order for beings – animal; human; humanimal – to live onward?" - Miranda Mellis, author of The Spokes
"Like a dream that inhabits an entire life, even a life of reading, this is a deeply rich and surprising novel." - Amina Cain, author of Creature
"We go underground in this book, and keep digging, with hooves and claws, until we've surfaced into a timeless flood that absorbs all of the communiites, animal and imagined, populating this entangled network of narratives that destroys yet refuses to stop regenerating." - Daniel Borzutsky, author of The Book of Interfering Bodies
Steven Hendricks's work has appeared in The Denver Quarterly, Web Conjunctions, Fold: The Reader, The Encyclopedia Project (Vol. 2), Sidebrow, and at XCP. He is a practicing bookbinder, book artist, and letterpress printer. He lives in Olympia, WA, with his wife and two children, and teachers writing, literature and book arts at Evergreen State. Little is Left to Tell is his first novel.
Little is Left to Tell Kickstarter project is Starcherone's fourth endeavor in a new type of annual fundraising. We look to communities local, national, and international to help support books they would like to see published. We thank you for your support, however it is made. Starcherone is a 501(c)3 nonprofit publisher of innovative literary fiction.
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The major challenge of publishing a book in the year 2014 is distinguishing your product from all of the millions of other products available in the massive world-wide marketplace of intellectual properties for sale to consumers.
A small press publisher like Starcherone is up against enormous odds in such a marketplace. We do not have a corporate marketing department; we do not command massive advertising budgets; and, we cannot call upon mainstream news organizations to promote our products just because we say they should!
But Starcherone is a nonprofit, which means that we attest to the purity of our intentions - existing for artistic and educational purposes. This allows us to raise tax-exempt funds to underwrite our efforts. We have also been at this a while - founded in 2000, with our official nonprofit designation coming in 2003. We have a record of over 30 books to date that shows that we know how to do what we do, and we use a whole array of internet resources to conquer resource challenges and get our books out to a reading public looking for alternatives to easily consumable, low-fiber entertainment. The support of those who believe in our work is VITAL to this process.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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