Matchbook continues John Dempsey’s unique vision of life on
the edge of reason. It could also portray life on the verge of
success, but John politely tasks the reader for interpretations. The
truth likely resides with his sources, but in true journalistic
fashion, John is protecting his sources (or maybe himself).
Whether Dempsey writes to entertain or to exorcise personal demons,
his work evokes widely varying emotions from readers. It has been
called realistic, thought-provoking, humorous, disturbing, artistic,
obscene, unconventional, sad, and even illuminating.
The disquieting yet amusing quality of Dempsey’s work is that
readers often recognize someone they know, or even themselves in his
stories. Therein lies Dempsey’s talent; the ability to draw readers
into a story that rekindles memories of the way things were, or the
way readers always hoped things would never turn out.
Paperback • 6x9 inches • 180 pages
ISBN 13: 978-0-9711072-5-0
ISBN 10: 0-9711072-5-4
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