Award-winning journalist and author Brian Krans lives and works in the Midwest. A Constant Suicide is his first novel. Like his characters, Krans' experience at college was filled with many hours in party houses and even longer hours catching up in the library afterward. It was the hectic lifestyle of a student-partier and other forces that sent Krans into a state of depression that ended in a suicide attempt his junior year, only to be rescued by his roommate and cousin. In November 2006, in conjunction with the Q-C November Novelists, Krans expanded a short story he wrote at Winona State University into A Constant Suicide. Between a full-time job as a newspaper reporter, a weekend job as a bartender and volunteering with teenage kids, Krans wrote this part-fiction, part-memoir of his college experience. He is twenty-five years old.
How on earth can you condemn this novel? I love it. It is a really great work and I very much love the word usage and imagery throughout. Read morePublished on December 5, 2007 by saisaac
Brian Krans has a gift for painting vivid memories of a college freshman looking to shed his geeky high school self. Read morePublished on June 26, 2007 by J. Weinlaeder