Major Inversions by Gordon Highland
Gordon is a very generous and talented guy. He recorded the voice-over work for my story up at Word Riot, is a very active and supportive member of my novel workshop, Write Club, plays a major role at The Velvet and has published alongside me in Colored Chalk. I’m psyched that this is finally getting out there. It got a lot of good responses in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards, and made it a lot farther than my novel. It’s funny and subversive, so check it out.
“Your roommate says you should date more, that all those spandex nights on stage paying tribute to hair metal and banging faceless groupies only amplify your Jekyll/Hyde syndrome. That this quicksand town of floozies, fiends, and filmmakers will survive without your commercial jingles. And your narcotics. That you should turn in your daytime security-guard badge and settle down.
He’s got the perfect girl, a cinnamon-scented innocent who will bring that elusive substance to your life despite the familial forces that conspire against your union.
Always lurking in the periphery, the roommate remains buried in his Master’s thesis, the parasitic puppeteer behind your reinvention, the search for your birth parents, and your all-too-brief film scoring career. A supporting cast of lecherous directors, deluded bandmates, federal agents, and nostalgic exes enable and obstruct your path to closure and ironic revenge as you wash the blood from your hands in this revisionist character study that is Major Inversions.”