John A Imani is a long-time revolutionary living and working in Los Angeles and is a member of the Revolutionary Autonomous Communities-Los Angeles (RAC-LA). Under the name of S John Daniels he has written and produced six plays and is the author of three novels.
Send My Love and a Molotov Cocktail!: Stories of Crime, Love and Rebellion
Editors: Gary Phillips and Andrea Gibbons
Publisher: PM Press
Format: Paperback, mobi, ePub, PDF
Size: 5.5 x 8
Page count: 360
Subjects: Fiction Anthology
Samples from the Table of Contents
“Michael Fine’s novel, Abundance, is a riveting, suspenseful tale of love, violence, adventure, idealism, sometimes-comic cynicism, class conflict and crime . . . a story that displays both the deep disconnect between the First and Third Worlds and our commonalities.”
—Robert Whitcomb, former finance editor of the International Herald Tribune and former editorial page editor of the Providence Journal
Samples from the Table of Contents:
“I Love Paree” by Cory Doctorow & Michael Skeet: The
story of a business consultant living in revolutionary Paris during an
anti-corporatist uprising, and what he does after he’s conscripted into
the Communard Army.
“One Dark Berkeley Night” by Tim Wohlforth: In a story spanning decades, the ambush shooting of a cop one lonely night in Berkley in the ‘70s echoes into the present for several people who have a lot to lose should the truth come out.
“Orange Alert” by Summer Brenner: A disparate group of elderly women get together at their local café, and plan a radical act the world won’t soon forget.
“Poster Child” by Sara Paretsky: Is a murder mystery where the sides are archly drawn when an anti-abortion activist is beaten to death near a pro choice fundraiser.
“Two Days in June” by Rick Dakan: A young internet salesman on his rounds in today’s Berlin is drawn into a clouded past via personal and cyber memories when East Berlin wasn’t just a geographic designation.
“Piece Work” by Ken Wishnia: Is a story of regular Janes and Joes during the turbulent days of unionism in the streets of Great Depression New York.
“Murder…Then and Now” by Penny Mickelbury: Is a story of race, secrets and betrayals…where no one is what they seem to be.
“Nickels and Dimes” by John A Imani: Is a late sixties noir; a hard-bitten tale of ideals lost, found and then lost again…the hard way.
“Bizco’s Memories” by Paco Ignacio Taibo II: An old friend off-handedly recounts how his obsession with soccer began while he was tortured as a political prisoner in Mexico.
“The Lunatics” by Kim Stanley Robinson: A story of oppression and struggle deep in the bowels of the baleful Moon
“The El Rey Bar” by Andrea Gibbons: L.A.’s future sees a new uprising and walls going up round the ghetto, while the local dive is witness to a very different kind of tragedy.
“Masai’s Back in Town” by Gary Phillips: Is about a former hope-to-die revolutionary just out of the joint who hasn’t forgotten who his friends are and what his enemies owe him – and he intends to collect at all costs.
Fine takes us into the heart of a country at war with itself. But our
journey, in battered Land Rovers, along potholed red dirt roads, is
propelled by love, not hate. That love offers hope for Liberia, our
often forgotten sister country, and anyone who confronts despair. Read Abundance. Reignite your own search for a life worth living.”
—Martha Bebinger, WBUR
“A powerful first novel—an epic stretching from the civil wars of Liberia to the streets of Rhode Island. A joy to read!”
—Paul J. Stekler, Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker
- Send My Love and a Molotov Cocktail! A SF Revu Review
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- The Revolution Will Be Fictionalized: Send My Love and a Molotov Cocktail! in Tor
- Send My Love and a Molotov Cocktail! on City Book Review
- Send My Love and a Molotov Cocktail!: A Mystery Gazette Review
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- Send My Love and a Molotov Cocktail!: A Review
- Send My Love and a Molotov Cocktail! in Publishers Weekly