“A funny, witty story peopled with a collection of engaging if offbeat characters.”
–THE DENVER POST
“A must buy.”
“…a humorous roller coaster ride of epic proportions…
involving online sabotage, public humiliation at the annual Lit Fest, an angry stalker/fan, procrastination tinged with a bit of writer’s block, shady financial dealings amongst city leaders, and that creepy former classmate’s obsession…”
–DUBUQUE TELEGRAPH HERALD
“…fulfills Joseph Heller’s early praise for Tom LaMarr’s fiction by once again sharing a unique comic perspective that is always balanced with a compassionate edge. Consider The Termination Clause a great literary antidote for these toxic times.”
–Timothy Hillmer, author of The Hookmen and Ravenhill
Wondering Where to Buy? Here’s Your Handy Pandemic Shopping Guide.
Were it not for a certain public health crisis, Tom would likely be standing behind a podium at a book store near you. Here are two of his favorite places to visit, both of which made the best of his absence by placing The Termination Clause on display. If you want to read a “funny, witty story” — and keep great independent book stores like these around for future author visits — you could do far worse than support THE BOULDER BOOKSTORE or RIVER LIGHTS BOOKSTORE. Visit one of these fine stores today and look for the display. Or dare to go maskless and order online!
THIS JUST IN: THERE IS AN AUDIO BOOK of The Termination Clause, expertly narrated by Tim Sailer. “This comic novel’s got everything,” he promises listeners, “a lovable black lab, baked goods from Colorado, a disastrous lit fest reading, and an assassin.” You can find it here at Audible.com.
The author’s cover idea, submitted too late and, let’s be honest, not as good as the professional artist’s. Ingredients include actual Scotch and tumbler, cream-filled long john crumbs, and freshly shed Labrador fur.
Photos courtesy of the Duchaine Historical Society’s Richard and Cessna Breitbach Collection. Beware of counterfeit replicas offered on eBay.