Three years ago, Christian TeBordo’s collection The Awful Possibilities grabbed our attention and held on tight. We hosted TeBordo for an event later that year, and were equally impressed with his live presence. The man’s a fine writer and a fine reader; not a bad combination.
This week, we learned that Rescue Press will be releasing TeBordo’s next book, the novel Toughlahoma, next year. Rescue describes it as “a history, a scripture, a goddamn dithyramb, and a public relations campaign all in one.” And that sounds promising indeed.
If you’re unfamiliar with TeBordo’s work, this excerpt from The Awful Possiblities might not be a bad place to start.