Keith Rosson, shared his Road Seven playlist with us. Road Seven is his new novel about two men on an very strange adventure on a remote island off the coast of Island, where they are investigating a unicorn sighting by a local. His publisher, Meerkat Press is also giving away a $50 giftcard so be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page for more details.
Keith Rosson: Like all of my books, ROAD SEVEN is an amalgam of genres. A conspiracy novel with touches of horror and literary fiction. Monsters abound, real or possibly imagined. Characters are cleaved in half by their flaws and ambitions, or lack of ambitions. It’s also, I hope, a funny book at times. Nuanced and varied, and the songs I listened to while writing the book reflected that.
ROAD SEVEN by Keith Rosson
RELEASE DATE: 7/14/20
GENRE: Magical Realism, Fantasy, Literary
Road Seven follows disgraced cryptozoologist Mark Sandoval—resolutely arrogant, covered head to foot in precise geometric scarring, and still marginally famous after Hollywood made an Oscar-winner based off his memoir years before—who has been strongly advised by his lawyer to leave the country following a drunken and potentially fatal hit and run. When a woman sends Sandoval grainy footage of what appears to be a unicorn, he quickly hires an assistant and the two head off to the woman’s farm in Hvíldarland, a tiny, remote island off the coast of Iceland. When they arrive on the island and discover that both a military base and the surrounding álagablettur, the nearby woods, are teeming with strangeness and secrets, they begin to realize that a supposed unicorn sighting is the least of their worries. Road Seven will mark the third of Rosson’s novels to be published by Meerkat Press.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Keith Rosson is the author of the novels The Mercy of the Tide and Smoke City. His short fiction has appeared in Cream City Review, PANK, Redivider, December, and more. An advocate of both public libraries and non-ironic adulation of the cassette tape, he can be found at keithrosson.com.