Angel Luis Colón invites you on a short tour of the world as a literary mix tape to that strange Goth girl with the lazy eye who still wants nothing to do with you; no matter how good that fedora looks on your head.
So what’s in store for your brain?
Follow three major moments in the life of gambling addict and mafia muscle Sean Clarke as he goes from soft-hearted kid to full-blown bastard to broken old man.
Thrill at the short-lived and incredibly violent courtship, marriage, and honeymoon of Hank and Annie.
The set of the country’s most popular trash TV talk show is appropriately trashier than what makes the air.
Beards make absolutely terrible trophies.
Sometimes you’ll crawl through the fire and smoke for a chance at a semi-decent score and a way out of working in a place called “Meat City”.
All that along with even more violence, revenge, Lee Van Cleef, light sex crimes, and cannibals than you can shake a stick at!
Praise for MEAT CITY ON FIRE:
“The beauty of what Angel Luis Colón does within the boundaries of the short story is you never know what you’re going to get. He seamlessly shifts from dark noir, to comedy, to character examinations with breakneck speed and the skill of a dozen writers.” —Todd Robinson, author of The Hard Bounce, Rough Trade, and founder of Thuglit
“Meat City on Fire is a hard-hitting collection of fast paced noir stories that never disappoint. Sometimes hilarious and sometimes poignant, Colón gives us his best: old school fathers, vindictive TV producers, vengeful musicians, and broken addicts. With writing that crackles, Meat City on Fire delivers a great punch.” —Jen Conley, author of Cannibals
“Angel Luis Colón creates fascinating characters who wear hard exteriors to hide their fragility. Their bad decisions lead to painful calamities that readers will both cringe and enjoy as they go from one story to the next. Between flying fists, shotgun blasts, and explosions, Colón writes with the human soul in mind. Hard edged and human, this collection is American crime fiction at its best.” —Travis Richardson, author of Lost in Clover