Author Jayson Iwen’s new book Gnarly Wounds tells the tale of one man’s horrifyingly funny journey through grief, madness, and amnesia. In three linked novellas, Jayson Iwen takes readers into a smart and raunchy dreamscape full of riddles, jokes, and metaphysics, with a cast that includes the ridiculous son of an eastern European dictator, monks, witches, soldiers, furry animals, an ex-hitman, a super strong baby, and more. Told in several different cultural registers — elegant and blunt, tragic and comic, contemplative and action-packed — this is a one-of-a-kind mystery, hilarious and profound.
Drapkin Books Marty Drapkin is the author of four books of fiction, including his latest novel, Poor Tom. The others include Now and at the