Bill Callahan’s Book, Letters to Emma Bowlcut, is out in Seventeen Days

One of my favorite songwriters, Bill Callahan (formerly known as Smog), has a book coming up on Drag City: Letters to Emma Bowlcut , an epistolary novelette, collects sixty two letters from a nameless protagonist to a woman he saw at a party. The letters form the seduction, in sifting the loose, disparate details of his day to day — the desires, the frustrations, the joys.  The self as depicted through emotional weather updates, social observations, anecdotes,  advice, and well-timed punchlines. Letters to Emma […]

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