Deleted Scenes and Other Bonus Features is out March 3, 2020 from Stephen F. Austin University Press!
What a delight it is to have these "deleted scenes" rescued from the cutting room floor and delivered to us in all their complex beauty. Sharp, clear-eyed, funny, sometimes painful and always formally interesting, these stories are vital, necessary and unforgettable.—Michael Parker, author of Prairie Fever
Kevin Catalano builds glorious, shining things out of the waste around us, transforming the everyday struggle into the stuff of dreams. He’s always funny as hell, but the comedy is never about itself. Inside it, there lies a great beating heart, full of love for what we want and lose and all our little awkwardness. And did I say he’s fearless?—Paul Lisicky, author of Later and The Narrow Door
A couple fucking after the kill, a recitation of pills, the words of Nicolas Cage about Nicolas Cage to murderous children and paranoid partners, Kevin Catalano’s, Deleted Scenes is an onslaught of visceral variety. Playing with format and forms, Catalano’s collection completely captures. —xTx author of Normally Special and Today I Am a Book
"All gums and crooked teeth, he was down on the dew-grass, the sun glowing him beautiful." Kevin Catalano's storytelling talent is on full display in Deleted Scenes, a collection full of sentences that effortlessly and authentically shift between despair and a grace born of language. Playful and piercing with form, Catalano's handful of one-page stories hit with the strength of his longer tales in the book: narratives that make us want to live and linger in these worlds. A pleasure to read a writer so in control of his sentences that he will let them go and graze in their own unique directions. —Nick Ripatrazone, Culture Editor of Image Journal, and author of Longing for an Absent God