A short story collection about Basement Man ; moody drunk, sometime rock climber, absurdist philosopher, raconteur of the ridiculous, rogue, and not-so-merry prankster from the North End of Yonkers (aka Junkies Paradise). An every-man for nobodies, he is ever adrift between the carrot of sobriety and the reality of carpe diem. Bowing only to the laws of Murphy, he can never decide whether the lucky ones are the survivors or those who died years ago.
Book Reviews of Southbound:
“What a life! What a world! What a language! What a story! This narrative feels so real that you think you are actually watching an old reel-to-real movie, sitting in some partially-lit, smoke-filled room.”
“Prepare for heavy lifting, but prepare to be entertained in a way you never have been.”
“The storytelling is marvelous, although at times, things happen so fast that it’s hard to keep track of events. The language is authentic, mimicking the characters’ level of education and lifestyle”