New Book Coming Out! And the proof copies have arrived! Thank you so much to those of you who have contributed and reserved a copy on Kickstarter. After a few tweaks the finalized first print run will be pressed! Info and photos below:
An unconventional postmodern literary and art collection. Stay tuned for release, reviews, giveaways, events, and more!
“[His stories] have a timeless quality, little legends or fables that enlighten or explain a philosophy of life, a zen moment… [they] touch on an innate mystery of things that allow one to see.”
– Patricia Keeney, York University Creative Writing Professor, Award-winning Poet, Critic and Author of One Man Dancing
From the author of Espresso Love and Secondhand Memories, and the award-winning trailblazer of online literary fiction, English cell phone novels and transmedia storytelling, comes an unconventional postmodern collection of fragments, moments, imaginings containing thought-provoking and enigmatic short stories, poetry, essay, notes, drafts, excerpts, aphorisms, photography, design and art.
His work, often compared to Murakami, explores surreal visions and philosophical themes of the self and identity, human condition and the soul, subjective perception and the nature of reality, criticism of the system and exploration of spirituality and the cosmos through strange conversations, umbrellas, a talking bird, grandfather clocks, a transfigured stone, white rice, bookstores, a man with twelve toes, and more.
“A thought provoking work that will leave the reader questioning the very existence around them… [Takatsu] always seems to be breaking the rules and combining various mediums of art… The pioneer of English Cell Phone Novels has continued to approach writing—and art as a whole—in different ways, breaking and manipulating constructs to produce work that, while still holding ties to the written word, manifests into something that defies its very foundation…A great glimpse into what the future of the written word—and art as a whole—can be.”
– C.J. Garrett, Author of Memoirs of a Zygote (Trapped in a Human’s Body)
“Takatsu is a fascinating writer, musician and illustrator and is at the forefront of transmedia storytelling.”
– Rowena Wiseman, Author of Searching for Von Honningsbergs, The Replacement Wife, Bequest, Silver.
“I am awestruck at the philosophical stance of your writing. Your writing is akin to that of Murakami in its surrealist execution.”
– Shane Oltingir, Wattpad Reader
Thank you to the Kickstarter contributors for being a part of this journey! They had the privilege of selecting the original or special edition cover designs!