"My first thought when I started reading Jokerman 8 was, 'Damn it, why didn't I write this book?' Then I set to work trying to figure out how to plagiarize it. Finally, I had sit back & give in to its crazy brilliance - which is all its own and unstealable. Written with love for all of us babies blinking in the silent home movies of the 60s and 70s, Jokerman 8 reminds us of who we were meant to be and how we intended to live in this wack-ass world." - Ariel Gore, author of Atlas of the Human Heart "Like the Dylan songbook its title invokes, Jokerman 8 is freewheeling and deeply felt, moving and cymbal-crashing funny. It is also that rarity: an angry, politically-minded work of exuberant high spirits. A great first novel." - Andrew Lewis Conn, author of P: The Novel"
About the Author
Richard Melo also writes for The Believer and the Gobshite Quarterly. This is his first novel. He lives in Portland, Oregon.