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Avery's poems read like a drunken Canadian blues romp or a Tennessee Williams stage play. His writing flows from haiku-size poems that give the reader a huge beauty-affirming smile to longer erotic tales that sink the reader deeper into their backstage seat.
"C.R. Avery is... blowin' my mind"-- Tom Waits
C.R. Avery's charismatic second book, 38 Bar Blues, will knock out any reader that opens this musical gem of literature. A clear glimpse into a motel 50 miles out of town, an articulate, descriptive window into the life of a modern troubadour and the courage of a young father trying to keep the highway of diamonds shining while singing the song of innocence. Like a Bob Dylan setlist; a play constructed like a Charlie Chaplain silent film; a book built to make the reader laugh and cry. The perfectly crafted journal of a living legend. Enter the back-room of an old Italian cafe and discover dirty politics, outlaw love, and outrageous beauty.