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SALMON is out now!

186 pages
ISBN: 978-1737924241
Retail price $16

A Novella by Sebastian Castillo

with artwork by Kit Schluter

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My resolve was simple:

To say no to the dailiness of life.

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A young poet travels to a mysterious country named SALMON to escape “the dailiness of life” but his plan is thwarted by derelict trains, ambivalent pirates, and a deity-like mushroom that seems to disappear the world one object at a time.


Sebastian Castillo’s madcap, surreal novella, SALMON is a modern picaresque for the back pocket.

Praise for Sebastian Castillo

"Broken-down time machine-esque. Feels like it was written any time in the past or future 100 years."
- Mark Leidner

"Sebastian Castillo's writing is surprising, charming and formally innovative."
- Chelsea Hodson

“Peculiar… ambitious… a compelling voice”
- Ottessa Moshfegh

"He makes literature seem a sustainable and attainable practice, as marvelous as basic grammar or tap water."
- Wayne Koestenbaum

"Sebastian Castillo invokes a logical illogic wherein nothing is untrue or impossible, secrets have secrets, and any sentence can change the world."
-Blake Butler

Read an excerpt from SALMON at Joyland

Listen to Sebastian on the Other Ppl podcast

Peruse @bartlebytaco on Twitter

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SEBASTIAN CASTILLO is a writer and teacher who lives in Philadelphia. He was born in Caracas, Venezuela and grew up in New York. He is also the author of 49 Venezuelan Novels (Bottlecap press, 2017) and NOT I (word west, 2020). 



by Caroline Rayner

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