A man takes over a used car lot tied to a series of murders, a carnie tries to earn extra money by fighting his boss, a cop sells unusual Elvis memorabilia with supernatural results, a model amputates body parts for her popular website, religious visions lead an evangelist down a violent path. . . . Morris' fourteen stories move from backwoods Arkansas to concrete jungles, churches to prison cells, from delusions to truth.
Here's what people are saying about Tapeworm:
"In Tapeworm, Morris has his finger on the jackhammering pulse of the world within the world where the culture does its fiercest living. Luminous and livid, comfortingly familiar and disturbingly strange . . ."
- Laird Hunt, author of Kind One
"Nick Morris’ sharply drawn characters occupy those unique American zones where Urban Legends are born and tabloid headlines are manufactured for the five o’clock news. In Tapeworm his people’s fifteen minutes of local fame or ignominy usually are ignited by a manic desperation, although some sympathetic souls simply wander into their fates. A skillful and bemused black humor lightens his ‘If It Bleeds It Leads’ tales of runaway public folly and hubris."
- Keith Abbott, author of Downstream from Trout Fishing in America: A Memoir of Richard Brautigan
"Tapeworm Captures Arkansas"
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Paperback: 126 pages / Fiction
Published: June 2010
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