"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." Midwest Book Review
"Simply stunning!" Dana Miller, Frontiers Magazine/Los Angeles
"If a roller-coaster ride of sadness and humor sounds right up your alley, then look for Songs for the New Depression
. This is the story of a man who knows he's dying, knows he's made a lot of mistakes in his life, and knows that he needs to fix things before the end. I won't tell you the end. Read the book." Bookworm Sez
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.