Emma Strunk is a novel-in-poetry about a group of downtown, core-area dwellers taking place in the fictional town of peg zero, and the lives they lead through addiction, wandering, love and sex. From Laura the goth crack-head, to Reggie the Barbados immigrant turned small time criminal, to the drug dealing Bob and many others, Emma Strunk takes you through an uncensored, desperate, emotional, humorous, gut-wrenching and sometimes surreal wild trip of late-night-ghetto-living, and the struggles and small triumphs that ensue. Written in free-form verse, Emma Strunk is a singular and important work from the pen of underground writer Tony Nesca.
About the Author
Tony Nesca was born in Torino, Italy in 1965 and moved to Canada at the age of three. He was raised in Winnipeg but relocated back to Italy several times until finally settling in Winnipeg in 1980. He taught himself how to play guitar and formed an original rock band playing the local bars for several years. At the age of twenty-seven he traded his guitar for a Commodore 64 and started writing seriously. He has published six chapbooks of stories and poems (which he used to sell straight out of his knapsack at local dives and bookstores), six novels, four books of poetry, one short story collection, and has been an active contributor to the underground lit scene for fifteen years, being published in innumerable magazines both online and in print. He currently resides in Winnipeg.
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