This excerpt from Adam Gnade’s novella, Locust House, is read by Adam and is set to the music of San Diego-based Planet B. This project features Justin Pearson (The Locust, Head Wound City, Dead Cross, Retox), Gabe Serbian (The Locust, Head Wound City, Dead Cross, Zu), and Luke Henshaw (Sonido de la Frontera).
Locust House has been made available through Pioneers Press and Three One G Records.
In his latest work of fiction, Locust House, San Diego-born author Adam Gnade writes about his homeland in the tradition of regionalists like Sherman Alexie, William Faulkner, and Willa Cather. Gnade’s chunk of Southern California is a place of border clash, of a glimpse of stormy sea from a top coastal hills or rollercoasters, of ratty beach apartments and punk shows. Locust House is the latest in Gnade’s ongoing life-project, a series of books and “talking songs” that share characters and continue story-lines in an attempt to document a personal history of America. In its pages, Gnade borrows the classic structure of teen films like American Graffiti and Dazed and Confused to tell the story of one night in the life of a group of young Americans.