• Sweeney on-the-Fringe

Sweeney on-the-Fringe

by Dave Robinson



“Owen Kivlin, the narrator of Dave Robinson’s novel Sweeney On-the-Fringe,sidles up to the reader as unassumingly as Ishmael and announces that he’s got a tale to tell. And what a tale it is. The elusive, eponymous Sweeney is aman on a quest. Told through letters, dramatic narrative, interviews andpoems, SOTF is a wild, lyrical ride of a book, rich with mythic allusion, off-beatcharacters and a roll-your-own New England vernacular that is dead on. WillSweeney find what he seeks: truth, self,adventure, romance and the perfectwave? You’ll have to read to find out. Recommended.”

—David Daniel, author of Goofy Foot and Reunion

“What a brilliant narrative, sparkling with images and memorable prose, Dave Robinson has created in Sweeney on-the-Fringe! Music is made with yellsand whispers, with secrets and laughter, combining styles and genres, on thepages of an adventurethat startles and unsettles us with its truths. Robinsonis an inventive, compeling prose master.”

—Ilya Kaminsky,author of the Dorset Prize-winning Dancing in Odessa

“Quirky, moody, whimsical, witty and kinda funky-urbane, Dave Robinson's Sweeney is as weird as Eliot’s, Joyce’s, Heaney’s, but much more palatable tous early 21st-century surf-addled readers. This is one to enjoy and savor!”

—Drew Kampion, U.S. Editor of The Surfer’s Path,author of The Lost Coast