What May Have Been is a novel in letters exchanged between the artist Jackson Pollock and his fictional lover, a young woman called Dori G. Gary Percesepe and Susan Tepper have created a luminous love story that takes place sometime during the late 1940’s, in that sandy wonderland at the eastern tip of Long Island known as The Hamptons.
“In this extraordinary novel, Pollock tells his lover that things like paint and wives are very small in the scheme of things. Gary Percesepe and Susan Tepper show how the great scheme of things is, in fact, in literary art, captured in paint and wives and a Montauk surf and a silky scarf and narrow hips and a cold water flat and a used Ford. Brilliantly conceived, brilliantly executed, this is a stunning book about art and about life.” —Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain
An interview on "What May Have Been" with both authors is up in fictionaut: Checking in with What May Have Been.
Susan Tepper is the author of Deer & Other Stories (Wilderness House Press, 2009) and the poetry collection Blue Edge. Over 100 of her stories, poems, interviews and essays have been published in journals worldwide. Susan hosts the reading series FIZZ at KGB Bar, and is Assistant Editor of Istanbul Literary Review (online journal based in Turkey). Where You Can Find It, her second novel, is available.
Gary Percesepe is Associate Editor at Mississippi Review (now Rick Magazine) and serves on the Board of Advisors at Fictionaut. His works have been published in Salon, Mississippi Review, Antioch Review, Westchester Review, Big Muddy, Schuylkill Valley Journal, Review of Metaphysics, New Ohio Review, Enterzone, Intertext, Luna Park, Istanbul Literary Review, Pank and other places. He has just completed his second novel, Leaving Telluride.
About Cervena Barva Press
Cervena Barva Press was inaugurated in April 2005. In a mere 5 years, Publisher Gloria Mindock has released 52 chapbooks and 20 full length books. Projected for this year are 7 more books. Cervena Barva Press has published authors Gary Fincke, Lucille Lang Day, CL Bledsoe, Nancy Mitchell, Kathleen Aguero, Linda Nemec Foster, George Held, Eric Greinke and many other unique voices.
Gary Percesepe & Susan Tepper: What May Have Been
novel in letters
104 pages, 15$
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