Local Author Jim Mason

Positively No Dancing by James Mason from Freebird Books on Square Market

In April 2011, Freebird Books republished this collection of short stories by local author, Jim Mason. Inspired by Jim’s own experience around and about Brooklyn’s waterfront and watering holes, Positively No Dancing conjures up-as the Los Angeles Times noted in their review-Denis Johnson’s Jesus’ Son, “involving, as it does, a protagonist who is hapless, self-destructive, but not without a certain charm. The language, too, is Johnson-esque: stripped down and largely without affect, as if emotion has been bleached from the very words.”

We couldn’t agree more and think Jim is the best Brooklyn writer we stock at the shop. Check out this great interview in Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York with Jim about the book, our neighborhood, and his opinions on poultry abattoirs here.

Positively No Dancing - $10

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