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Seattle writer and publisher Jerome Gold includes iconic pieces of Seattle in at least some of his new book of stories and essays, The Burg and Other Seattle Scenes: Mostly True Stories (Black Heron Press). There is some fun in—and around—this book. "Camusian in its compassion, Sartrean in its layered density, de Beauvoirian in its mischief and deception, Sontagian in its (only) apparent detachment, Nin-esque in its ribald, not to say sad, humor, the dog story in this collection both reveals and conceals the world as it is, or may be, as well as begs the final unanswered questions of cats and freedom." - Journal of Canine Scholasticism. "Thing taste! Think the sensuality of the salad bar! Think the poppy reads and tulip yellows of the botanical garden! Think Boyd's coffee! Think Burgermaster!" - The Stranger Than Thou. Jerome Gold is the author of numerous works of fiction and non-fiction, including his recent memoir, Paranoia & Heartbreak: Fifteen Years in a Juvenile Facility. His acclaimed 1999 Vietnam novel, Sergeant Dickinson, is being re-released by Black Heron Press.