Letters to Emma Bowlcut by Bill CallahanLetters to Emma Bowlcut by Bill Callahan

Letters to Emma Bowlcut

byBill Callahan

Paperback | July 20, 2010

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Sixty-two letters from a nameless protagonist comprise this epistolary novel. He writes them to Emma, a woman he sees at a party. Each entry captures the loose, disparate details of daily life, including desires, frustrations, joys, social observations, anecdotes, advice, and the self, as depicted through emotional weather updates. Emma’s replies are not revealed, but the narrator’s persona is as he philosophizes and courts the object of his affection. He is a fan of boxing, a scientist by trade, and a student of the “vortex”—an entity he uses to describe his self-deterioration and the emptiness in his life. Together, the letters reveal the internal dialog of a conflicted protagonist who shadowboxes Emma, himself, and even the reader.

Bill Callahan is a singer-songwriter who formerly performed under the alias Smog. He has released 14 albums under both the alias and his own name. He lives in Austin, Texas.
Title:Letters to Emma BowlcutFormat:PaperbackDimensions:79 pages, 7.75 × 5 × 0.2 inPublished:July 20, 2010Publisher:Drag CityLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0982048025

ISBN - 13:9780982048023

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“The handsome volume is another surprising entry in Drag City's publishing project and shows an even more poetic, personal side of Callahan than you're likely to find on record!”  —Dusty Groove America