New Article in Public Books
I have an article up in Public Books called "Keep it Dirty, Durham," on my visit to the Durham Bulls' final homestand of the season. You can read it here: http://www.publicbooks.org/blog/keep-it-dirty-durham
Reading at Flyleaf Books
I'll be reading from The Trench Angel at Chapel Hill's Flyleaf Books on Tuesday, October 27th at 7pm. Join us afterward for drinks next door at Lucha Tigre.
Appearance on The State of Things
Wednesday at noon, I'll be talking about The Trench Angel on North Carolina Public Radio's The State of Things hosted by Frank Stasio. If you're in the Triangle, you can listen in at 91.5. For everyone else, you can stream it online (during or afterward) here: http://wunc.org/programs/state-things#stream/0
The Trench Angel out now
You can find it at your local, independent bookstore, or more likely online.
The Trench Angel e-book Version on Sale
You can buy it wherever it is you buy e-books. Some of the money, I'm told, goes toward my student loan payment.
Booze & Books
I have a piece up in The Next Best Book Blog's "Booze & Books" section where I pair up characters from The Trench Angel with their choice of adult beverage. If you're a reader who likes the hard stuff, take a look here: http://thenextbestbookblog.blogspot.com/2015/09/michael-keenan-gutierrezs-guide-to.html
The Trench Angel on Goodreads
Goodreads members: sign up for The Trench Angel's "Goodreads Giveaway" before September 16th and get a chance to win one of five copies my publisher is generously donating. Here's the link: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/151727-the-trench-angel
Interview in The Collagist
The Collagist's William Hoffacker recently interviewed me about the origins of "Click, Tally, Reset." We also got into questions about the past along with the influence of my screenwriting partner Brian Wilkins on my writing. Check it out here: http://thecollagist.com/collagist-blog/
First Review of The Trench Angel
While Gutierrez draws Paris, the Belgian war-front, and the rough-hewn frontier town with a good eye—"the sun hovered over the Rocky peaks, shading the mountain snow like a bruise"—the novel’s unfiltered lens reveals war’s cost to the human psyche, the amorality of concentrated wealth, the cancer of racial and ethnic hatred, and the nearly unresolvable conflict between familial loyalty and moral responsibility.
By turns lyrical and brutal, Gutierrez stretches an intriguing piece of historical fiction to cover multiple themes.
You can check out the whole review here:
New Essay in The Collagist
My essay "CLICK, TALLY, RESET" comes out in the July issue of The Collagist, a great lit journal full of excellent stories and poetry. This essay talks about the time I had a job sitting on a park bench in Cambridge, counting people.