Fiction, 6x9, paperback original, 224 pages, October 2016, ISBN 978-0-9975923-0-6
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Loner Boz Matthews spends his days working at his grandfather’s Louisiana highway diner. His only friends are the Pentecostal preacher’s anorexic daughter, Meg, and the ghosts of dead movie stars. But when country music outlaws Catty Mills and Kyle Thomas come to town, Boz’s world is turned upside-down, leading to an emotionally turbulent and sexually liberating four-way relationship that challenges small-town beliefs and changes lives forever. Beautiful Gravity is a story of broken dreams and haunted Southern nights--a reminder of what it means to be loved and what it means to be set free.
Martin Hyatt was born just outside of New Orleans. He attended Goddard College and Eugene Lang College of The New School. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing and is the recipient of an Edward F. Albee Writing Fellowship and The New School Chapbook Award for fiction. His stories have been published in Lodestar Quarterly, The Electric Literature Blog, Blithe House Quarterly, and several award-winning anthologies. His first novel, A Scarecrow's Bible, published in 2006 to wide acclaim, won the Edmund White Debut Fiction Award and was a finalist for the Violet Quill Award, the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Debut Fiction, and the Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBT Men's Fiction. It was an alternate featured selection of the Doubleday/Insight Out Book Club and was also named a Stonewall Honor Book finalist by the American Library Association. New York magazine declared Martin to be a literary "Star of Tomorrow." Martin currently teaches Creative Writing at various colleges in the New York City area. He is currently completing a memoir entitled Greyhound Country and lives in Manhattan with his husband, physicist Massimo Porrati.
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Interior by Will Petty