STEVE ABEE reads and signs his novel JOHNNY FUTURE

Steve Abee

Johnny Future (MP Publishing)

Local favorite author and teacher Steve Abee returns to Skyight to launch his new novel, Johnny Future.

Praise for Steve Abee:
"The potency of Steve Abee’s poetry and fiction is unrelenting.... Abee chronicles the pavement and hills of Southern California, documenting the nightmares and poetic beauty of normalcy. His multitude of characters pace the streets of L.A., telling it like it is."

"Abee is the love-powered bullhorn, blasting down from the altitudes." --Beck

Steve Abee began writing as an orderly at St. John's hospital in Santa Monica. He has previously published three books, King Planet, The Bus: Cosmic Ejaculations of the Daily Mind in Transit, and Great Balls of Flowers. He teaches middle school English and lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two daughters.

Event date: 
Friday, April 13, 2012 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
1818 N Vermont Ave
90027 Los Angeles
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ISBN: 9781849821513
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Published: MP Publishing - April 10th, 2012

Johnny Future, lover of all that exists, hopelessly unrepentant and quixotic, knows that life is calling him. He can feel it, man. Inanimate objects, exterminator icons, street signs are all talking to him, telling him he's a loser.
His grandmother, Dolly Flowers, the only mother he has ever known, is in a nursing home. He hasn't seen her since she got sick, but with a stolen car and a prostitute named America in tow, Johnny's adventure to save her from death takes him from the slums of Hollywood to a wild freeway chase with the LAPD to the doorstep of fate.
Steve Abee taps the well of broken hope and tattered heroism that sits beneath his nihilistic generation. A heartening, hypersexual, punch-drunk tour de force, Johnny Future ushers the drug narrative into the new American century.

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ISBN: 9780982148853
Availability: Not in stock. Available To Order.
Published: Write Bloody Publishing - May 16th, 2009

Great Balls of Flowers is Holy Angelic, neo-beat regular speak love language of the highest degree. Steve Abees first full length poetry collection is a beautifully complete portrait of Abees life in 21st century Los Angeles. It celebrates and elevates the everyday into the hands of the true. The work is accessible and insightful, hilarious, sublime, compelling, upsetting and inspiring. Great Balls of Flowers is contemporary American literature in the tradition of Whitman and Ted Berrigan, the Beats and Frank OHara. It is both traditional and subversive, the tradition of subversion in service of the human heart, the human experience.