Jerry Levy

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What is your latest release and what genre is it? The book is a collection of short stories entitled Urban Legend and it’s considered literary fiction.

Quick description: This is a collection of 14 stories that have as protagonists troubled individuals attempting to mitigate loss by searching for their own personal antidote. The ‘loss’ I’m referring to ranges from the loss of a spouse to the loss of integrity, loss of ideals to loss of dreams. These city-centric stories encompass a wide variety of cultures, characters from varying social strata, and earnest examinations of how individuals react when forced out of their comfort zone. Included in the collection is a story called The Golem of New York City, which has aspects of magic realism, my homage to writers like Gabriel Marquez (it’s also a love story!)

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Brief biography:
Originally from Montreal but now living in Toronto, my short stories have been published in literary magazines and anthologies throughout Canada, the U.S., and the U.K

Links to buy Jerry’s book:
Thistledown Press website

The book is available in print and as an eBook through Amazon Worldwide – eBook and print, Kobo – eBook, all major bookstores such as Indigo – print (Canada-wide) and Book City (Toronto), as well as my publisher’s website (Thistledown Press)

Jerry’s promo links:
Website
Facebook

What are you working on now?
I’ve completed a novel about an Orthodox rabbi who is going through an existential crisis, having lost his faith.

Jerry’s reading recommendation:
Of late, I have read books by Michael Chabon, Paul Auster, John Williams, Julian Barnes.

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