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Christopher Stoddard named one of Out Magazine's "12 Tastemakers of 2015"

Limiters by Christopher Stoddard

$16.00 | ISBN: 978-0-9912196-1-2 | 186pp | Paperback | Published: 3/25/14

Distributed by Small Press Distribution

A disturbing portrait of Kyle Mason, a sixteen-year-old in aimless flight from a dysfunctional family. Once an honors student who loved to read, Kyle has run away from home and now seeks pleasure in the underground rave culture—his only way of avoiding the trauma of the murder of his older brother, which has thrown his grieving mother into a shrewish, overly critical frame of mind.

Shocking but also full of humor, Limiters is a wild ride into American fringe cultures that never loses sight of the family dynamics and parental emotions almost all of us must face.

 

Praise

“Inspires comparison with J. D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye.” – Lambda Literary

Moving coming-of-age tale about our hero and all his Larry-Clarkesque loser friends, very literary in style but with a power over visual imagery almost as good as a screenplay...”  Chicago Center for Literature and Photography

“It’s a story that reminds us of the possibilities of fiction, of where it can take us and where we can go, even if it is unpleasant and intense, even if it’s someplace we’d never want to call home.” – Fiction Advocate

“These are the real miseries and pleasures of adolescence told in a voice unmarred by nostalgia, sentimental cadences or political afterthoughts.”  – David McConnell, author of American Honor Killings

"How I wish this book was available when I was fourteen—it’s sort of a Last Exit to Brooklyn  but for kids.”  – Kevin Killian, author of Spreadeagle and Impossible Princess

"Limiters does what all the most important writing is supposed to do, but seldom accomplishes: it clears our senses of all sweet tastes and illusory lights in order to give us a much needed confrontation with the truth, in all its ugly honor."  Travis Jeppesen, author of The Suiciders

Christopher Stoddard

About the Author

Christopher Stoddard is the Brooklyn-based author of White, Christian (Spuyten Duyvil, 2010).