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Starve the Vulture

A Memoir

by Jason Carney

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"Jaunty, frank, and compelling, Carney shares his instructive story with generosity and insight."
Booklist
"Carney will easily win sympathy for his life, in which he has persevered to show others the hard work of his salvation."
Kirkus Reviews
"Thanks to Carney's long career as a poet, there are some truly beautiful, enthralling passages that make the book a real page turner."
LitReactor
"Carney weaves beautiful imagery into each scene, pulling the reader down the rabbit hole with him. His voice is raw and honest, similar to his poetic voice if you've had the good sense to have listened to him read before. With a deft hand, Carney takes what could be a kaleidoscope of agony, a narrative too hard to absorb, and softens each blow with his gentle prose."
PANK Magazine
"It seems impossible to me that a reader could fail to be gripped by Carney's straightforward, vulnerable voice, which is able to imbue the harrowing events of his life with beauty, humor, and deep meaning."
Hippocampus Magazine
"A story of tremendous courage and creativity in overcoming."
Poet Victoria
"Before he was a sex-addict-crackhead-boozer-porn-salesman sliding downward in the Dallas demimonde, Jason Carney was a poet, a lowlife who prized his thesaurus as much as his speed pipe...He made it out, and Starve the Vulture tells how he did it, how poetic ecstasy trumped sordid pleasure. Brisk, electric, and moving, his story recalls both Baudelaire's Intimate Journals and Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress."
J. Michael Lennon, author of Norman Mailer: A Double Life
"While everyone with a pen claims to have been to hell and back, Jason Carney crafts his own harrowing perdition with a singular voice that is brash, unflinching, and eerily poetic."
Patricia Smith, author of Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah
"As Jason Carney takes himself from transgression to transcendence, he takes us with him. What starves the vulture will feed the reader."
Daphne Gottlieb, author of 15 Ways to Stay Alive
The latest from Akashic's Kaylie Jones Books imprint.
A lyrical, mesmerizing debut from Jason Carney who overcomes his own racism, homophobia, drug addiction, and harrowing brushes with death to find redemption and unlikely fame on the national performance poetry circuit. Woven into Carney's path to recovery is a powerful family story, depicting the roots of prejudice and dysfunction through several generations.


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Publisher: Akashic Books

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  • Release date: December 15, 2014

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  • ISBN: 9781617753381
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"Jaunty, frank, and compelling, Carney shares his instructive story with generosity and insight."
Booklist
"Carney will easily win sympathy for his life, in which he has persevered to show others the hard work of his salvation."
Kirkus Reviews
"Thanks to Carney's long career as a poet, there are some truly beautiful, enthralling passages that make the book a real page turner."
LitReactor
"Carney weaves beautiful imagery into each scene, pulling the reader down the rabbit hole with him. His voice is raw and honest, similar to his poetic voice if you've had the good sense to have listened to him read before. With a deft hand, Carney takes what could be a kaleidoscope of agony, a narrative too hard to absorb, and softens each blow with his gentle prose."
PANK Magazine
"It seems impossible to me that a reader could fail to be gripped by Carney's straightforward, vulnerable voice, which is able to imbue the harrowing events of his life with beauty, humor, and deep meaning."
Hippocampus Magazine
"A story of tremendous courage and creativity in overcoming."
Poet Victoria
"Before he was a sex-addict-crackhead-boozer-porn-salesman sliding downward in the Dallas demimonde, Jason Carney was a poet, a lowlife who prized his thesaurus as much as his speed pipe...He made it out, and Starve the Vulture tells how he did it, how poetic ecstasy trumped sordid pleasure. Brisk, electric, and moving, his story recalls both Baudelaire's Intimate Journals and Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress."
J. Michael Lennon, author of Norman Mailer: A Double Life
"While everyone with a pen claims to have been to hell and back, Jason Carney crafts his own harrowing perdition with a singular voice that is brash, unflinching, and eerily poetic."
Patricia Smith, author of Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah
"As Jason Carney takes himself from transgression to transcendence, he takes us with him. What starves the vulture will feed the reader."
Daphne Gottlieb, author of 15 Ways to Stay Alive
The latest from Akashic's Kaylie Jones Books imprint.
A lyrical, mesmerizing debut from Jason Carney who overcomes his own racism, homophobia, drug addiction, and harrowing brushes with death to find redemption and unlikely fame on the national performance poetry circuit. Woven into Carney's path to recovery is a powerful family story, depicting the roots of prejudice and dysfunction through several generations.


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    Publisher:
    Akashic Books

    Kindle Book
    Release date: December 15, 2014

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781617753381
    Release date: December 15, 2014

    EPUB eBook
    ISBN: 9781617753381
    File size: 1327 KB
    Release date: December 15, 2014

    PDF eBook
    ISBN: 9781617753381
    File size: 1096 KB
    Release date: December 15, 2014

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