Provocative and intriguing, THIS OTHER EDEN by Michael Hemmingson is akin to reading a cross between someone's private journal and a True Crime magazine. Feeling titillated and naughty, as if reading a sibling's most private and dirty secrets, I found myself wholly unwilling to put this book down. It is glorious train wreck of loss, betrayal, and crime mixed with intimate thoughts and a poignant sense of loneliness. THIS OTHER EDEN is the kind of book that will make you forget your own life for a while but will also allow you to be grateful for it when you put the book down. ~ Jennifer Brozek, Submissions Editor, Apex Book Company
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About the Author
His feature film, The Watermelon, was directed by Brad Mays and produced by Lorenda Starfelt at LightSong Films. Hemmingson won the San Diego Book Awards Association's first Novel-in-Progress grant for The Rose of Heaven and SDBAA's Best Published novel for his book Wild Turkey. He was selected as the toastmaster for the Death Equinox convention.
From 1995-2000, he was Literary Manager of The Fritz Theater in San Diego where he directed, produced and wrote many plays. His full-length play, Driving Somewhere won the 1997 Ventana New Play Award in San Francisco. His one-act play, Iraq was produced in 2000 and his one-act, Milk, has appeared several anthologies.
His research has included books concerning the writings of Raymond Carver, Gordon Lish and William T. Vollmann. He has written multiple auto-ethnography articles for Denzin Qualitative Research.
Larry McCaffery has called him "Raymond Carver on acid." The American Book Review has called him a disciple of a quick and dirty literature.
He has written several books about spanking.