Only Bones, by Daniel Vlasaty has recently been acquired by All Due Respect Books. And, like all the books we accept, we could not put it down. It’s urban grit and desperation in its most pure and unfiltered state.
Daniel is a bike messenger in Chicago. He’s good at his job and takes pride in his work. In his riding. In the fact that he knows the city’s streets like the back of his hand. Daniel’s also in debt to his drug dealer, Lawrence. And this is a problem. Because the only thing Daniel loves more than his bike and riding is amphetamine. So when Lawrence offers Daniel a job to work for him and pay off his debt Daniel doesn’t hesitate. It’ll be an easy job, Lawrence tells him. Just running packages, product delivery, pick-ups. The same shit Daniel does every day as a bike messenger.
But things are never easy.
Not in Chicago. Not when your first run is a pick-up job from a lunatic meth head. Not when you’re being followed by two of Chicago’s finest. And especially not when you’re out of your head on amphetamine.
Daniel Vlasaty is the author of THE CHURCH OF TV AS GOD (Eraserhead Press) and AMPHETAMINE PSYCHOSIS (Black Dharma Press). He lives in Chicago.