"Kergan Edwards-Stout has crafted a work of fiction reminiscent of some classic tales in Songs for the New Depression.
Even better, Edwards-Stout's debut boasts the kind of dark humor that made Augusten Burroughs a household name." - Advocate.com
"Kergan Edwards-Stout infuses reality and hopefulness into a bittersweet story about compassion and personal growth. A distinctively entertaining novel written with moxie and bolstered by pitch-perfect perspectives." Kirkus Reviews
"Songs for the New Depression
is a thoughtful read that should speak to many readers." - Midwest Book Review
"Simply stunning!" Dana Miller, Frontiers Magazine/Los Angeles
"Many tout this book as an important piece of fiction that should be read by all because of it's portrayal of AIDS. I'll give them that. I would add that it's not only an important piece of fiction because of the message, but it's a great piece of fiction writing regardless of the message." LGBT Book Review Blog
From the Author
I hope you enjoy my novel, Songs for the New Depressio
n. It is loosely inspired by my partner Shane Sawick, who died in 1995. While entirely fictional, the lead character of Gabriel shares certain sensibilities with Shane, and is my way of honoring him and all lost to AIDS, far too soon.