Jett Cropper's best friend dies from a bad roast laced with chicory. He uproots the whole town to find the roaster behind this mess, this Emerald City Tamper, no matter the cost…
As a novel of words and pictures, Cold Brewed tells a classic film noir story in a prohibition-era world where coffee is currency. Cold Brewed uses silent film techniques, but favors classy black and white photographs over pencil sketches--a grittier grandson of the narrative form in Selznick's books like "The Invention of Hugo Cabret."
Shot in and around Joplin, Missouri, Cold Brewed testifies to the art revival happening in our formerly tornado-devastated town.
(Since Cold Brewed was created on an iPad, for iPads, this 313-page sample is best experienced on those devices. However, it can also be enjoyed on iPhone, iPod touch, or iBooks in OS Mavericks).
Lancelot Schuabert has sold his written work to markets like TOR, The New Haven Review, McSweeney’s, The Poet’s Market, The World Series Edition of Poker Pro, Encounter, The Misty Review, Carnival, Brink, and many other similar markets. He reinvented the photonovel through COLD BREWED and was commissioned by the Missouri Tourism Board to create a second photonovel. the JOPLIN UNDERCURRENT both fictionalizes and enchants the history and culture of Joplin, Missouri. He's hard at work on his first novel.
His work terraforms new worlds, tears the veil between the natural and supernatural, and jests with the paradoxes of classical metaphysics. When he’s not writing (or tinkering with cinema-ish narrative), he’s dabbling in dozens of different books, listening to people tell their life stories, camping, fishing, exploring unfamiliar territory (there’s a lot in New York), tinkering with new languages (Spanish, currently), exploring random disciplines like chemical engineering, as well as messing around with improv comedy and leisure de main and music.
PLEASE SEND SOUP — he loves soup. Yes, even if it’s summer. Find him in Brooklyn, New York with his wife, Tara, and their attack spaniel, Echo.