It’s Always the Drummer

September 10, 2014 § Leave a comment

At The Believer, Rick Moody has an interview with author David Ryan, who has just published his first collection of stories, titled Animals in Motion.

Ryan looked familiar to me, and soon I realized that he was the same Dave Ryan who had drummed for the Lemonheads back in the early 1990s. The Lemonheads headlined the first 18-plus concert I ever attended, in 1993 at the now-defunct Avalon nightclub in Boston.

In addition, the Center for Fiction will host a live interview between Moody and Ryan on Wednesday, September 17 at 7:00 PM.

From the description, Ryan’s stories take on a surreal bent:

A giant elk is trapped inside the yard of a family of teenaged boys while their tyrannical father gradually shrinks to the size of a doll. A World War II veteran living at a Laurel Canyon ranch in the late ‘60s faces the threat of changing times and a disturbing, soon to be famous, cult at the next ranch over. A former Olympic contender, after an injury leaves him with a glass eye, takes work as a security guard at the mansion of a ruthless CEO. A child who discovers the scene of a bizarre and unexplained crash in Roswell, New Mexico, fashions the rest of his life through the lens of what he found there. . . .


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