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Title: The Lonely Young & the Lonely Old
Author: Tim Miller
Category: Fiction
Publication Date: June 04, 2018
Pages: 290
Binding: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-938349-79-9
Suggested Retail Price: $18.95

Claremont, CA – October 25, 2017 —Pelekinesis is pleased to announce the release of The Lonely Young & the Lonely Old, stories from Tim Miller.
The Lonely Young and the Lonely Old is a collection of quiet and brutal jewels. Told in the words of an unnamed narrator, each story gives voice to the easily dismissed: the lonely high school student, the elderly widower, the pining woman in her twenties, and the worn-down mother in her mid-thirties. Each speaks from the center of an almost paralyzed intensity, desperately searching for articulation and belonging.
And there are others: neglected children who escape into the woods from their alcoholic mother and turn into deer; the couple who choose to leave their urban environment by transforming into swans on their early-morning commute; and the young man who encounters his double, the familiar doppelganger now carrying modern anxieties.
The concluding novella, “Bearing the Names of Many,” takes the form of diary entries written somewhere in America a few months or a few years from now, as the narrator watches the world go under and descend into war and spreading disease. Assuming no one will last to write the global history of this end, he sets to documenting what will really be lost: the simplicity of everyday lives, and the generosity of everyday love.

The Lonely Young & the Lonely Old by Tim Miller will be available June 04, 2018 through Small Press Distribution, Baker & Taylor, Bertrams, directly from the publisher's website, and in fine local bookstores worldwide.

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About the author

Tim Miller’s other books include the long poem, To the House of the Sun and the poetry collection Bone Antler Stone: Poems from Old Europe. His fiction, essays and poetry have appeared widely, and he writes about history and religion at

About the publisher

Pelekinesis is a small book publishing company focusing on the development of independent authors and artists by creatively embracing the evolving publishing paradigm and utilizing modern distribution platforms. Full catalog and press material can be found at


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