Years from now, the enlightened civilization ahead of us will stare bewildered at our lethal masculinity and say, But each one, when he was running, tied bows to the top of his feet. – Buddy Wakefield
Buddy Wakefield's first new book of prose and poetry in eight years
A Choir of Honest Killers is an episodic novel exploring Buddy’s creative climb from the gritty underbelly of anger and shame, into the dissolution of tragedy addiction and the unmistakable clearing ahead. In this staggeringly honest account of life on the road alone, Buddy carefully unpacks a debilitating overcompensation of masculinity, growing up queer in the south, the detriments of public shame, a toxic fear of intimacy, and the devastation of a failed relationship. All the while, the story is rocketing toward light with refreshing humor and keen insight that Wakefield credits to finding meditation as the love of his life, accepting bliss, and learning how to actually let go.