Monday, October 8, 2012
Tucsonan Steven Eggleton is the author of Dry Heat, published this spring by ElHuevoPublishing (144 pages, $11.95).
Dry Heat is the debut novel by indie author Steven Eggleton. A dirty, angry, and often painfully funny read, Dry Heat explores the angst and confusion people in their early twenties frequently feel. Written in Eggleton’s skeptical, sardonic, and bluntly frank narrative voice, the book chronicles a little over a year in the life of Vincente Vasquez, a disillusioned grocery-store clerk living in Tucson, Arizona. Chiefly concerned with escaping the drudgery of work, social equality, and the pursuit of sex; Dry Heat is a visceral and raw novel that’s sure to leave an impression.
Steven Eggleton was born in Tucson, Arizona in 1976. He started writing poetry and prose in 2001 and published his first short-story in 2004. He is a two time college dropout and holds the distinction of being a completely self-taught writer. Eggleton is married and is the father of two beautiful young girls. He continues to live and work in Tucson, his favorite city.
This book is available at Amazon and at Pima County Library branches El Rio, Nanini and Kirk-Bear Canyon. Eggleton writes in a casual, easy-to-read fashion. Language is honest and sometimes raw, which makes his main character more realistic. Eggleton's book provides a glimpse into the mind of a 20-something male who is a bit lost, pessimistic and angry about his life. The main character's love life is a central topic and provides a storyline that keeps the reader wondering what happens next.