Anthony Bonds reads from his new book The Moonflower King
Join us as local writer Anthony Bonds reads from his exciting new novella!
Ash Moone is forced to leave his life as a writer in Brooklyn to care for Oscar, his suicidal brother, on the family’s dilapidated emu ranch in a remote East Texas town. As Oscar’s continued obsession with death threatens to ruin both of their lives, Ash must either abandon him or risk his own humanity to make a lasting peace.
The Moonflower King is an incredibly imaginative new book by an exciting young writer. Get ready to go for a crazy ride. It’s fast-moving and intelligent. Anthony Bonds is someone to watch out for.
–Daniel Chacón,author of And the Shadows Took Him and Unending Rooms.
Bonds manages, in this slim novella, to create a captivating world where mythology and madness reign. I loved every quirky character in this story: each one is authentically flawed but also endowed with a certain amount of grace. And the ties that bind the Moone family together, though damaged by shared sorrows, are tenacious as vines all the same.
–T. Greenwood, author of Nearer Than the Sky and Two Rivers
Anthony Bonds is a writer and editor living in San Diego. He has had short stories published in various online and print magazines, such as Thieves Jargon, The Coffee Shop Chronicles, and A Year in Ink, Volume 5, published by San Diego Writer’s, Ink.
He received his MFA in creative writing from San Diego State University, and also studied at Fresno State University. Read more about him on his website.