Dzanc Books published the book, which heavily features a quintessential alternative Midwest town canada goose clearance sale that Hoyt considers his spiritual home: Lawrence, Kansas.
“Now I often write about the Midwest and the places I’ve lived,” he said. “It’s my home and y’all canada goose factory outlet are nicer.”
Hoyt’s novel, his second published book, was released after he won the Dzanc Book Prize, which aims to publish books with experimental or innovative fiction. The book, which lists every chapter as Chapter One, is a pulpy, Canada Goose Outlet dark comedy that Canada Goose Jackets doesn’t shy away canada goose outlet toronto factory from swearing or speaking directly to the reader in the middle of the action.
“When people ask me what the book about I canada goose coats on sale say, ‘Well it’s pretty weird,'” he said. “The literary way is to say it’s ‘experimental.'”
Within the pages Hoyt lists almost every street and drinking establishment in Lawrence with the knowledge of someone who’s familiar with the city.
Hoyt, 47, fell in love with the area after moving from North Reading, Massachusetts, to attend college at the University of Missouri.
After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in canada goose uk outlet journalism and a master’s degree in English, Hoyt began a career in journalism that took him to Lacrosse, Wisconsin; Kansas City, canada goose outlet Missouri; and Binghamton, New York.
He served as a sports copy editor, working for canada goose jacket outlet the Kansas City Star before leaving journalism in 2000 to get his doctorate in English at the University of Kansas.
“I started the book while I lived there,” Hoyt said. “This is canada goose outlet online uk a book that started because I love Lawrence.”
Although Lawrence is canada goose uk shop the setting of the novel, he said he believes it’s a “Kansas book.” In his acknowledgments, Hoyt credits many Manhattan people and establishments.
“Manhattan has held nothing against me and has been super supportive of the book,” he said.
After receiving canada goose outlet parka his doctorate from KU in 2004, Hoyt moved to Ohio to serve as an English professor at a liberal arts college. But cheap canada goose after six years canada goose outlet black friday in Ohio, Hoyt and his wife Sarah moved back to Kansas when he took a job at K State.
“I love Kansas,” he said. “I did all my schooling at large land grant institutions canada goose outlet new york city and I wanted to help students get some of the same experiences that I got.”
At K State, Hoyt teaches creative writing and literature courses, including literature of rock ‘n’ roll. In his rock class, students are required to put a band together and perform in front of an audience.
The students will perform in a four band battle of the bands on Dec. 4 at Auntie Mae’s Parlor. Proceeds from the event will go to charities the Canada Goose Parka bands have chosen.
“Last year it was great and super fun and even the students who were really worried about it smiled and had a great time,” he said. “I think about it a lot because I want students to take risks and (experience) the idea of performing.”
Now a Manhattan townie, Hoyt said he and his wife enjoy the city and believe it’s a good canada goose outlet in usa place to raise their son Sey (short for Seyvione), who is just more than a year old. He said Sey is “already a sprinter,” and Hoytloves to take official canada goose outlet him to the City Park Pool.
“He’s a brave canada goose outlet online little dude,” he said.
He also enjoys how he can go to a coffee shop and if he forgets his wallet someone will always be there to help him out.
“There are a lot of ways Manhattan https://www.mild-und-leise.de is a good home,” he said. “I’ve lived in Kansas longer than any other place, other than Massachusetts. Kansas is probably it for me. This is the final frontier.”
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