Inside The Whale by Joseph G Peterson
A Novel in Verse

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Inside the Whale: A Novel In Verse is an epic novel in verse that, in the spirit of Beowulf, imagines a bardic drone chanting the mnemonics of rhythm and rhyme to entertain, lyre in hand, a group of ruffians gathered around a keg of beer and the red-hot coals of a dying fire. It tells the timely and timeless story of a self-destructive artist and the tragic consequences he incurs when he sins against his talent.

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Joseph G. Peterson works in publishing. He is the author of Inside the "Whale: A Novel in Verse", and "Beautiful Piece", also published by Northern Illinois University Press. He lives in Chicago with his wife and two daughters.
Published November 21, 2011 by Wicker Park Press Ltd. 225 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Written entirely in verse, Peterson's second book (after Beautiful Piece) follows Irishman Jim O'Connor, an aspiring poet and successful alcoholic, as he moves disastrously through life in modern Chicago.

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