When a pro-life Citizen Amendment leads to a ban on abortion and birth control, politicians find babies abandoned on their doorsteps. That’s just the beginning.
“A powerful indictment about an all-too-possible United States where a craven, authoritarian government decides it has the right to tell women what they can and can’t do with their own bodies. Tsetsi’s prose is luminous; it puts the lie to such corrupt and immoral political acts, and does so via an exciting drama that illuminates the hypocrisies of our time without flinching.” – Alan Davis, author of So Bravely Vegetative and Senior Editor Emeritus of New Rivers Press
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I spent years reporting from military bases where young families and lovers were being separated by the decisions of old men. I had never had a better understanding of the agony of military separation until I read Kristen Tsetsi’s haunting and lyrical debut novel.” –James C. Moore, New York Times best-selling author of Bush’s Brain: How Karl Rove Made George W. Bush Presidential and Give Back the Light: A Doctor’s Relentless Struggle to End Blindness
What I love about this story is that there’s nothing the least bit sentimental or saintly about Mia, the narrator. It’s a fascinating study of how the casualties of war extend far beyond the battlefield that is also incredibly funny in places. Great book.” –Russell Rowland, author of Cold Country
The Year of Dan Palace is a book to savour and enjoy the beautiful clarity of the writing. Stunningly good.”—Indie Bookworm Reviews
The Year of Dan Palace is honest, original, and impossible to put down. With a wholly distinctive narrative voice, Chris Jane is a 21st Century Bukowski.”—Joseph Dilworth Jr., Pop Culture Zoo
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Steve Tsetsi was not born a dad, though it felt like he could have been. Instead, he was born a regular baby. . The first of five kids, he was a big brother to (in order of life appearance) Christine (Chris), Larry, Linda, and Mark. “He was the coolest big brother ever,” Chris says.
Interview with WWII veteran Ted Cummings about his influences, his decision to join the Marines, and his role in the war
The following interview with Theodore R. Cummings was conducted in November 2013. Mr. Cummings, a friendly, energetic, and overall lovely interview subject, died two years later in September 2015. Since retiring from his position as chairman of the Manchester, Conn. Democratic Committee in 2007, a position he’d held for 47 years, lifelong Manchester resident Ted
Originally published Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 in the Journal Inquirer by Kristen J. Tsetsi The website wikiHow, which offers step-by-step instructions on how to build a door, drive a car with manual transmission, and accept not having children, also explains how to achieve thigh gap. Thigh gap, an aesthetic desired by a segment of young
Originally published in the Journal Inquirer as “How can we stop rape?” Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 by Kristen J. Tsetsi The University of Michigan reports that according to studies conducted in 2000 and 2001, teaching men to be dominant and aggressive often leads to their development of hyper-masculinity, male peer support for sexual aggression, and
Years ago, on a now-abandoned WordPress site, I made A book’s stages of growth: in pictures after having written my first novel, Homefront (Homefront later became Pretty Much True, which became Pretty Much True by Chris Jane, and yes it’s all the same story. Regerts, I have a few). Now that The Age of the Child
*for the Journal Inquirer (& still more than relevant enough to re-post years later) Federal prosecutors have said one-time East Hartford, Conn. “pimp” Brian Forbes sold two young women to another “pimp” for a promised payment of more than $1,000 in late 2003. The sale — for which Forbes never actually received payment, according to