Book: Wisdom of Fools - Stories of Extraordinary Lives by Phil Harveycategories: Book, Literary, Fiction, Extroadinary Lives, Contemporary, Short Stories
Phil Harveyabout this anthology: Follow a hard-driving smoke jumper, seven starving reality game show participants, a virginal surrogate mother and an enemy combatant in this collection of nuanced contemporary tales. Phil Harvey's short stories have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and won the Antietam Review award. His fiction has appeared in over a dozen literary magazines including Phantasmagoria, The MacGuffin, Natural Bridge, and the Dos Passos Review.
Show Time, his first novel, was hailed as "a thinking reader's thriller and a thoroughly entertaining read." Viewing audiences have become totally desensitized to violence and happily addicted to sensational reality TV programming. When seven misfits are deposited on an island in the middle of Lake Superior, three women and four men risk death for a big cash payoff.
As far as the producers are concerned, the fewer survivors, the better the ratings. When the contestants turn the tables on the show's directors, a terrible accident leaves one person dead and others in fear that a murderer stalks the island. Then the food runs out, leaving them with an even more horrible choice about possible food supplies. Will they survive the cold, the hunger, the producers, the audience members who can pay to make their lives tougher, and their fellow competitors?
The Washington Independent Review of books called it "A thrilling immersion in the emotional, physical, and sexual reality of characters who thought they were playing a game but find they must fight to survive." Scriptwriter and former managing editor of Ten Speed Press Sal Glynn called Show Time "erotic and chilling in its portrayal of human survival."
Harvey is the president of Adam & Eve, one of the world's leading suppliers of sex toys, adult films and condoms. Because a substantial amount of "the sex factory's" profits finance family planning around the world, Mother Jones dubbed Harvey a "hard-core philanthropist." His latest collection, Devotional, thrills readers with budding innocence, freeing adventures, and dangerous erotic games. The collection includes Bait and Switch, a tale of swapping that received the Antietam Review's literary award.
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