Greetings from Gravipause by Alum Brian Bradford Forthcoming with Jaded Ibis Press
BOOK RELEASE READING: 12/10/15 at Warren County Community College
Greetings from Gravipause, MFA alum Brian Bradford’s novella, is forthcoming with Jaded Ibis Press.
“funny, heartbreaking, and unorthodox”
Greetings From Gravipause: The term gravipause is indigenous to cosmology; it identifies that point in physical space where two celestial bodies either lose their gravitational attraction for each other and break apart or collapse into each other. When applied to love relationships it takes on a whole other resonance. Greetings From Gravipause, a parallel narrative, tells the story of a 30-ish Anglo underachiever, self-professed failed bulimic, adjunct instructor of astronomy and his wife of eleven years, a Geisha wannabe with angelic mezzo soprano pipes, this juxtaposed with the story of a young father of two, soon three, on the morning he will leave his wife and children for a woman twelve years his senior. The novella explores the themes of love, and dissolution, stasis and legacy. It’s about a father and a son. Husband and wife. Falling together. Or breaking apart. A tragi-comic attempt to take the reader to that place where one comes to realize that the days ahead are as scripted and certain as the days gone by. A place where the ties that bind have become frayed and of little consequence. The postcard reads Greetings From Gravipause.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: A recipient of the Henfield Transatlantic Review Award for Fiction, Brian Bradford has published work in numerous small press publications including: New Blood and Black Ice (FC2). He has studied fiction at the University of Colorado and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Bradford teaches at Warren County Community College, where he is a full professor and co-director of the Creative Writing Program. When not teaching or writing, you will find him in his laboratory working diligently to create environmentally friendly foot deodorants for our astronauts and Olympic Athletes. Bradford’s first novella, Greetings From Gravipause will be released by Jaded Ibis Press in 2015. He currently resides in New Jersey with his wife Sadako, daughter Erin, two Cavapoo, and an empty birdcage.
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