"A coming of age story... refreshing to read because it is empty of dysfunctional characters."
-- Weam Namou, author of The Feminine Art
and The Mismatched Braid
"With a happy facility for words... John Gorman shapes Shades of Luz
into an antic, frantic, cockeyed search for love and meaning. This wonderfully odd story introduces us to a marvelously inventive universe with tough guys, loony broads, jazz-playing monkeys and surprises that can change our lives."
-- Karen Heuler, author of The Soft Room
About the Author
John Gorman's stories have been published in Mississippi Review, Writer's Digest, The Helix, Quarterly Literary Review of Singapore, Word Riot, Monkeybicycle, and elsewhere. He won the 2003 NY Int'l Indie Film and Video Festival screenplay competition with For the Love of Auntie. He earned his MFA in Creative Writing from Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR. He lives in New York City.