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BookPeople Presents: J.R. Helton


From the BookPeople website:

J.R. HELTON - The Jugheads

Start: 11/07/2014 7:00 pm

Friday, November 7 

at 7PM

BookPeople Presents

Austin Author
speaking & signing
The Jugheads

BookPeople is psyched to welcome J.R. Helton to the store to read and sign his latest novel, The Jugheads. Says film director Terry Zwigoff, "This guy Helton could be the next Bukowski."

About The Jugheads:

East Texas in the 1960s is not the worst place to have grown up, but for narrator Jake of The Jugheads, it was a minefield. Describing clearly and courageously first jobs and first kisses, family vacations and family fights, Jake takes us through a wild ride of a coming of age, in an ordinary American family that he believes is as violent and dysfunctional as they come.

J.R. Helton's first novel Drugs, a modern homage to William S. Burrough's classic Junky, introduced the world to his wry writing and unique genre of fictionalized memoir. A professor of writing at the collegiate level, Helton has also published two memoirs and a number of short stories--for one of which he won an Honorable Mention Pushcart Prize--and poems in such literary magazines as The Sun, The Missouri Review, and Mineshaft. He lives, writes, and teaches in Texas.

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Thank you for supporting J.R. Helton & your local independent bookstore!