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‘Now Jesus himself had pointed out that a prophet has no honour in his own country’ (John 4:44)

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​​From "Sunday Dinner with Father Dwyer"  -  Coming soon from Optional Books:  

​"They idly, silently glanced at the TV—suddenly smiling like brothers—up where Father Dwyer tugged at his too-tight ecclesiastical collar and barked, Toasted rye bread topped with chopped onion, ham, and fried eggs, makes up Strammer Max, which I am going to show you how to make after the next AARP Insurance-scam commercial. Strammer Max. How about that name? Nothing about that name tells you what’s in it. How about that handshake, or that smile, or that hairstyle, dress size, or suit cut, or beard? Nothing about any of that tells you what’s in it. Everything that’s named is intended to hide the truth. The truth is intended to hide behind the exact opposite of what it is. "

Jim Meirose's short and long works have appeared in numerous publications, including South Carolina Review, Xavier Review, Phoebe, Baltimore Review, New Orleans Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, American Literary Review, 34th Parallel, 14 Hills, Witness, Journal of Experimental Fiction (Anthology and Novel), Le Scat Noir, Optional Press (Novel), Montag Press (Two Novels), and many others. Further info: www.jimmeirose.com

New in 2018 will be:

"Understanding Franklin Thompson" novel: JEF Publications

- Comment from Jane Rosenberg LaForge, poet and author of “An Unsuitable Princess” and “The Hawkman: A Fairy Tale of the Great War.”, re "Understanding Franklin Thompson": "To read only one of Jim Meirose’s novels is to miss out on the scope and depth of his surreal vision. But UNDERSTANDING FRANKLIN THOMPSON is a great place to start." 

New in 2019 will be:

"The Box" novel: Scarlet Leaf Press

Trials of the Martinson Family.


 ​​And, Completed and Seeking Publisher:

"Le Overgivers au Club de la Résurrection"

-Comment from Norman Conquest, Editor, Black Scat Books, re "Le Overgivers au Club de la Resurrection":  A magician’s hand is quicker than the eye, and the same is true of Meirose’s fiction. It’s experimental magic and I haven’t a clue how he does it. This novel will leave you mesmerized.”

-Comment from Rosemarie Tantra Bensko, author of the The Agents of the Nevermind psychological suspense series, and gold medal winning novelist, re "Le Overgivers...": In this funereal narrative, Meirose's prose pulses with life, infusing you with intensity of each moment arising surprised. The robust words leap for joy out of the coffin. There really are no limits. There is no end of worlds sentence to sentence with a narrator as liberated as this one, free to obsessively imagine. I laughed out loud throughout the novel. I'm reminded of falling in love with Tom Robbins writing with similar boldly whimsical juxtapositions."

"Dans L'Odeur de la saintete (In the Odour of Sanctity)"

-Just completed - about Math Anxiety, Saxophone Obsession, the Goldberg Variations, and 17th century witchcraft.

​​​For more information, Email jmeirose@optonline.net

Also: Visit My Facebook author page:  https://www.facebook.com/jimmeirose/?modal=admin_todo_tour