DOOR IN THE AIR
New and Selected stories, 1999-2020
From his years as a graduate writing student at the dawn of this century to the present day as a middle-aged father of four, Jude Joseph Lovell has been quietly blazing his own trail as a short fiction writer. Spanning twenty-one years of experimentation, Door in the Air includes a striking assortment of ten tales from two previously published volumes as well as six new works, ranging broadly in tone and substance.
In "A Chemical Episode," a young father struggles to fulfill his responsibilities as he grieves a child lost to miscarriage. "Trouble Low and In" depicts a restless, young outfielder in Depression-ravaged Ohio who stumbles upon a chance to face the mighty Satchel Paige in the batter's box. Readers of Lovell's fantasy novel Obsidian are here treated to a tantalizing preview of a future installment in "A Woman in the Breach." Three aging brothers throw caution to the breeze in order to cut a punk-metal album in "Past the Point." And in the moving title story, a wounded, female Marine faces long odds in assimilating back into life, and love, after losing a leg in Iraq.
Door in the Air represents a colorful and thought-provoking retrospective of Jude Joseph Lovell's fiction writing to date. And it's only the beginning.
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BLUE SIX is Jude Joseph Lovell's self-published fiction debut, a unique hybrid of a novel that combines aspects of military fiction, science fiction, and literary fiction.
FOREVER VOYAGING is a unique narrative about one man's determination to understand and learn from one of America's literary masters - a startling brew of armchair criticism, literary memoir, and creative manifesto.
ONLY THE DYING is a planned two-novel historical fiction saga based on the author's paternal grandparents. BOOK 1-THE WIDOW'S PRAYER depicts young Walter & Greta Brogan trying to establish a new life in rural Indiana before the Depression.
RANDOM SAMPLES, a labor of love, is a compelling nonfiction book that stands as both a tribute to a great rock n' roll band and a thoughtful examination of how art adds clarity and meaning to our complicated lives.
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