Fugitives and Refugees: A Walk in Portland, Oregon
Amazon Review by John Moe:
“It’s rare to find a travel guide and a memoir joined neatly together in a single, highly readable 176-page volume. But Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club, Choke, Lullaby) is a writer of rare talent and his home of Portland, Oregon, is a city of rare wonders. In Strangers and Refugees: A Walk in Portland, Oregon, Palahniuk goes beyond the AAA handbooks to reveal the places, people, and legends of Portland that have long been known only to locals.”
Charles Michael “Chuck” Palahniuk is an American transgressional fiction novelist and freelance journalist. He is best known for the award-winning novel Fight Club, which was later made into a film directed by David Fincher. Palahniuk attended the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism, graduating in 1986. Palahniuk’s books prior to Lullaby have distinct similarities. The characters are people who have been marginalized in one form or another by society, and who react with often self-destructive aggressiveness (a form of story that the author likes to describe as transgressive fiction). Starting with Lullaby, his novels have been satirical horror stories. He lives near Vancouver, Washington.
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Novelist, blogger, and award winning travel writer, Perry P. Perkins is a stay-at-home dad who lives with his wife Victoria and their two-year-old daughter Grace, in the Pacific Northwest. Perry has written for hundreds of magazines including Writer’s Digest and Guideposts. His inspirational stories have been included in twelve Chicken Soup anthologies, as well.
His books include the novels Just Past Oysterville, and Shoalwater Voices, and his new humor collection, Elk Hunters Don’t Cry. Perry is the Portland Writing Examiner, and you can read more of his work at PerryPerkinsBooks, and on twitter at: http://twitter.com/PerksBooks
He also write’s as the Portland Fatherhood Examiner at: www.pdxdads.com
Perry’s books are available at Amazon.com