Shattering Glass, a novel by Connor Coyne

SHATTERING GLASS
is available for purchase at Create Space.

Review SHATTERING GLASS at Amazon.com.

Just when the whole world has written off the city of Arkaic, Michigan, billionaire A. Olan puts up funds for a new university in an abandoned psychiatric hospital. There, strange engines turn human memories into electrical power.
Join students Samo, Monty, Ezzie, and Dunya as they study, work, flirt, explore, and battle powers of ancient evil.  Will they survive their first year of college?

Praise for Shattering Glass

“With Shattering Glass, Connor Coyne has fashioned a hypnotic tale that is at once universal and otherworldly, with writing that is as inventive as the plot.”
GORDON YOUNG
Author of Teardown: Memoir of a Vanishing City

“Don’t be fooled by the playful tone and pastiche of Connor Coyne’s second novel. Shattering Glass presents serious questions of identity and morality, posed by vivid characters of a strange and violent world.”
JEFFERY RENARD ALLEN
Author of Rails Under My Back and Song of the Shank

“It’s the First Year Experience from Hell, yet in often gorgeous and startlingly original prose, Connor Coyne gets at something heartwrenching and heartwarming about coming of age in academia.”
JAN WORTH-NELSON
Author of Night Blind

Shattering Glass is a wonder of a novel. Epic in scope, yet completely relatable on a personal level with characters that are three-dimensional and real. It’s a story that builds wonder upon wonder and then mixes in the strange, the horrifying, and more with level upon level and surprise upon surprise.”
BRYAN ALASPA
Author of Sapphire and Vicious

Shattering Glass is a lyrical epic that mixes the haunting surrealism of the first year of college with the dark mysteries of the best speculative fiction. A journey in every sense of the word.”
CHRIS RINGLER
Author of The Meep Sheep and Cemetery Earth

“Coyne’s work has startling bright characters that ground a story that is prone to the fantastic.”
M.L. KENNEDY
Author of The Mosquito Song

 

Events

Shattering Glass at the University of Chicago Bookstore
Shattering Glass Virtual Launch
(start at 7:40)
Shattering Glass Chicago Launch
Shattering Glass Flint Launch

Media

FACEBOOK: Connor Coyne · Gothic Funk Press · Shattering Glass
VIDEO: Shattering Glass Promotional Videos and Playlists
MAP: Arkaic University
PHOTOS: By Night: Arkaic, Michigan and Arkaic University, by Monty Valverde

SINGLE: DUNYA AND THE MAN IN THE MOON
Track #1: Dunya and the Man in the Moon
Track #2: The Tragedy of Luna and Spectra
Track #3: Dunya and the Man in the Moon (R’lyeh Remix)
Video: Dunya and the Man in the Moon

 

More about Shattering Glass

Shattering Glass Kickstarter Campaign, July 3-31, 2013

Free Kindle Apps for your Desktop or Laptop: For PC · For Macintosh

 

Please visit http://connorcoyne.com/shatteringglass often for regular updates.

About

Connor Coyne is a novelist living and working in Flint, Michigan. His first novel, Hungry Rats has been hailed by Heartland prize-winner Jeffery Renard Allen as "an emotional and aesthetic tour de force." His second novel, Shattering Glass, has been praised by Gordon Young, author of Teardown: Memoir of a Vanishing City as "a hypnotic tale that is at once universal and otherworldly." Connor represented Flint's 7th Ward as its artist-in-residence for the National Endowment for the Arts' Our Town grant, through which artists engaged ward residents to produce creative work in service of the 2013 City of Flint Master Plan. Connor's work has been published in Santa Clara Review, Moria Poetry Zine, East Village Magazine, Flint Broadside, Moomers Journal of Moomers Studies, The Saturnine Detractor, and Qua. Connor lives in Flint's East Village, less than a mile from the house where he grew up.

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