offbeat, surreal fiction and poetry

Pete O'Brien

born in the Midwest, lives in Maryland

PUBLISHED BY XYLOQUIRK BOOKS

O'Brien's writing is a marvel of style, a fountain of whimsy,

intimate and sly, plain-spoken yet always suprising - you

can never tell where any sentence will go - occasionally

harrowing but consistently laugh-out-loud funny.

-John Foley, Web Editor of FlashPoint literary magazine, www.flashpointmag.com

John Foley gives THE LOOSE PURPLE TIE: 3 NOVELLAS . . .

5 out of 5 stars on Amazon

. . . an original, mind-bending, and surreal exploration of

creativity. . . . quirky, fresh language . . . at times dreamlike

and poetic. . . . playful humor . . . utterly unpredictable

surprises. . . . gems of insight and wisdom woven into the

stories. . . ."

-Laura Resau, Author of What the Moon Saw

Laura Resau gives THE LOOSE PURPLE TIE: 3 NOVELLAS . . . 

5 out of 5 stars on Amazon

Ebook

Product Details

Ebook

$9.99

Feb. 20, 2020

172 Pages

ISBN: 978-1-951390-09-9

Paperback

$15.00

Feb. 20, 2020

172 Pages, 5.25x8

ISBN: 978-1-951390-08-2

THE SUBSTANTIVE THIEF

Read The Substantive Thief alongside an old school

nonsense novel. The world you will land in is being torn

apart by a deconstruction company. It is a place where

the ones who are to blame joust with the ones writing

the novels, as cattle ride by on bicycles and the Tower of Carbunk looms.

Paperback

Product Details

Ebook

$9.99

Dec. 11, 2019

162 Pages

ISBN: 978-1-951390-05-1

Paperback

$15.00

Dec. 11, 2019

162 Pages, 5x8

ISBN: 978-1-951390-04-4

ARRIVAL DAY

Surrealist storyteller Pete O'Brien delivers his first novel,

Arrival Day, a phospholuminescent romp about a pivotal

accident and its aftermath that is as strange as peacocks.

With two of his friends in comas, Chester Landsman must

move through a world of crumbling certainties and trade

places with a man from another world.

HAIKU WONDER

Haiku Wonder contains over eight hundred O'Brien haikus.

Now the plight of the natural world is on Pete's mind, and

he is healed in his meditations on it and on mundanity as

he walks in the woods. Here salavation lies in roaring

wranglestamples, towering basketball players with

Saskatchewan just above their heads, and light blue

elephants rarely to be seen at airports.

Product Details

Ebook

$9.99

Nov. 15, 2019

222 Pages

ISBN: 978-1-951390-03-7

Paperback

$19.00

Nov. 12, 2019

214 Pages, 5.06x 7.81

ISBN: 978-1-951390-02-0

THE LOOSE PURPLE TIE: 3 NOVELLAS

 

Pete O'Brien's storytelling debut. Here writer Morgan Staunch finds himself on the page of his own story: his

character Henrieta Stowe rebels against him as a toxic

product threatens humankind. And here Cassandra Newhart awakes to find herself turned into the heroine of a story. And here as well, an inexplicable woolly mammoth, a pickpocket cloud, and a cat that always speaks her mind.

Product Details

Ebook

$9.99

Oct. 6, 2019

286 Pages

ISBN: 978-1-951390-00-6

Paperback

$15.00

Sept. 30, 2019

278 Pages, 5.25 x 8

ISBN: 978-1-951390-01-3

"original, mind-bending . . . surreal . . . poetic . . . playful . . . unpredictable . . . gems of insight . . ." -Laura Resau, award-winning author of What the Moon Saw

THE LIBRARY OF OSCAR STRANGE: POEMS

 

A wide-ranging collection of frolicking poems and reflections with a light touch and robust juxtaposition of words, sounds, and images, to soothe and to rattle, with balm and a coffee can of dry beans, the world as we

know it.

Product Details

Ebook

$9.99

Jan. 12, 2020

132 Pages

ISBN: 978-1-951390-07-5

Paperback

$16.00

Jan. 12, 2020

132 Pages, 6 x 9

ISBN: 978-1-951390-06-8

Art

a section from an unfinished painting

(untitled) acrylics on canvas

by Pete O'Brien - October 2, 2019

 Literary Magazine

Pete O'Brien is published in FlashPointVisit www.flashpointmag.com, and click on Web Issues 10, 12, 13, and 18.

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