Thursday, 27 June 2013

New Ebook - The Paperwork Rebuttal by Daniel Roche

Paperwork is to be processed as expeditiously as possible in order to maintain a solid workflow.  Paperwork is lifeless.  It defines an individual by sex, age, marital status, number of dependents, religious affiliation, career choices, life choices, whether or not love was found, and an overall state of happiness.  Paperwork does not tell a story. Paperwork does not linger.  It is tagged appropriately, filed in the archives, and silenced in order to promote efficiency over humanity... 

The Paperwork Rebuttal is a collection of narrative and poetry fused onto federal and state government documents.  These documents range from a disastrous hero found on a jury duty summons, a young man approaching fatherhood according to the Department of Health and Human Services, and the impact of a tragic car accident as claimed by the Department of Transportation.  It’s a comic, tragic and highly original work of literature.    

Daniel Roche received his M.A. in English, Creative Writing and M.F.A. in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University.  Selections from The Paperwork Rebuttal were finalists for the Platypus Prize in Innovative Fiction, DIAGRAM Contest in Innovative Fiction, as well as included in The Anthology of the Best Innovative College Writing, filling Station Literary Magazine, and Borderline Poetry.  Separately his poetry has been published in Branches Quarterly, Concrete Wolf, and Edgar Literary Review, to name a few.  In addition, his stage plays have been showcased in San Francisco, California and Taichung, Taiwan.  He currently teaches English and creative writing at Guangdong Peizheng College in Huadu, China.  

The Paperwork Rebuttal can be downloaded for free from  

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