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From the moment the deeply eccentric Hiroshi, a budding Japanese jazz genius, hits American ground, the ground starts hitting back with everything it’s got — just as he is to begin a high-profile gig that promises to make his career. Hiroshi’s experiences in New York are exhilarating and humiliating, thrilling and traumatic in equal measure. As the quirky, disaster-prone, and language- and music-obsessed artist struggles to recover both emotionally and physically from a paralyzing illness that is not permanent but whose aftereffects may render him unable to ever again play his clarinet, he must also cope with the long-distance betrayal of his beautiful girlfriend and with his sublimated guilt over his role in the death of his sister many years ago, at the dusty end of a mysterious route she called “The Forbidden Pathway” in the tiny country town in Japan where they grew up. This seriocomic novel, densely populated with quirky characters, is a love letter to New York City and to the English language. It also shines a spotlight on one fairly peculiar corner of the Japanese sensibility embodied in its hyperconscious but absentminded, sensual but abstracted, intelligent but terribly innocent hero, a Japanese Lucky Jim, who comes to terms with becoming an adult and respecting his gifts against the dual backgrounds of a mysterious pathway in Japan, which now exists only in his memory, and what he lovingly describes as “the filthy charm of New York City,” in the only too-real present day. trade paperback | ISBN 9780975254028 5.25" x 8.25" 240 pp.
Michael Antman, Cherry Whip Michael Antman, Cherry Whip
MICHAEL ANTMAN is the author of the novels Cherry Whip and Everything Solid has a Shadow and the forthcoming memoir Searching for the Seagull Motel. He is a two-time finalist for the National Book Critic Circle’s Balakian Award for Excellence in Book Reviewing. He also is the Global Head of Marketing for a Fortune 500 company.  Everything Solid Has a Shadow has been described as “deeply touching” by the Philadelphia Inquirer, “emotionally satisfying” by Kirkus Reviews, and “a literary joy” by Readers’ Favorite in a five-star review.  His author’s website is michaelantmanauthor.com.
RRP $17.95
Moving and sexy and funny in fresh ways. — Jay Rubin, author of Haruki Murakami and the Music of Words
Covers may  vary slightly from the ones pictured on the website.
© ENC Press 2018. Tipping sacred cows since 2003                     
From the moment the deeply eccentric Hiroshi, a budding Japanese jazz genius, hits American ground, the ground starts hitting back with everything it’s got — just as he is to begin a high-profile gig that promises to make his career. Hiroshi’s experiences in New York are exhilarating and humiliating, thrilling and traumatic in equal measure. As the quirky, disaster-prone, and language- and music-obsessed artist struggles to recover both emotionally and physically from a paralyzing illness that is not permanent but whose aftereffects may render him unable to ever again play his clarinet, he must also cope with the long-distance betrayal of his beautiful girlfriend and with his sublimated guilt over his role in the death of his sister many years ago, at the dusty end of a mysterious route she called “The Forbidden Pathway” in the tiny country town in Japan where they grew up. This seriocomic novel, densely populated with quirky characters, is a love letter to New York City and to the English language. It also shines a spotlight on one fairly peculiar corner of the Japanese sensibility embodied in its hyperconscious but absentminded, sensual but abstracted, intelligent but terribly innocent hero, a Japanese Lucky Jim, who comes to terms with becoming an adult and respecting his gifts against the dual backgrounds of a mysterious pathway in Japan, which now exists only in his memory, and what he lovingly describes as “the filthy charm of New York City,” in the only too-real present day. trade paperback | ISBN 9780975254028 5.25" x 8.25" 240 pp.
Michael Antman, Cherry Whip Michael Antman, Cherry Whip
RRP $17.95
MICHAEL ANTMAN is the author of the novels Cherry Whip and Everything Solid has a Shadow (Amika Press, 2017) and the forthcoming memoir Searching for the Seagull Motel. He is a two-time finalist for the National Book Critic Circle’s Balakian Award for Excellence in Book Reviewing. He also is the Global Head of Marketing for a Fortune 500 company.  Everything Solid Has a Shadow has been described as “deeply touching” by the Philadelphia Inquirer, “emotionally satisfying” by Kirkus Reviews, and “a literary joy” by Readers’ Favorite in a five-star review.  His author’s website is michaelantmanauthor.com.
“ Moving and sexy and funny in fresh ways.  — Jay Rubin, author of Haruki Murakami and the Music of Words
© ENC Press 2018. Tipping sacred cows since 2003. Covers may  vary slightly from the ones pictured here.