I just pre-ordered Chuck Kinder’s Silver Ghost

Outlaw. Writer. Professor. Chuck Kinder was my professor at the University of Pittsburgh’s MFA program. Like many of his students, I benefited greatly from his imaginative approach to writing, the often imaginative worlds opened up by his constant question: “What if?” In an exciting turn of events, his 1978 novel “The Silver Ghost” is comingContinue reading “I just pre-ordered Chuck Kinder’s Silver Ghost”

Book review: “Honeymooners: A Cautionary Tale” by Chuck Kinder

This review first appeared in the Albany Times Union (August 11, 2001) Hilarious, loving characters in ‘Honeymooners’ Chuck Kinder’s first novel since “The Silver Ghost,” in 1978, “Honeymooners: A Cautionary Tale” ($24; Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 358 pages), is a hilarious, yet unflinching, eyes-against-the-windshield journey through years of booze, drugs, sex, friendships, lies and betrayalsContinue reading “Book review: “Honeymooners: A Cautionary Tale” by Chuck Kinder”