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    West Goshen University Press | New From Flying Chair Press

    Proto-Cycology

    Creation Myths for the Apocalypse

    by Angus Chaney

    An ethnographic study of the mountain bike clans of Central Vermont. Tall tales, ancient and modern, fully-illustrated for your enjoyment.
    A delightful picaresque for uncertain times.

     

    “Bravo! A Tour-de-Forest! This is a funny, endearing-as-hell, post-apocalyptic grown-up fairy tale for mountain bikers and the people who love them. The illustrations are the cherry on top. Much praise to the stodgy editorial board of West Goshen University Press for green-lighting this little gem!”

    - Five Stars - Dan Brett

     

    “Bill McKibben meets Mad Max. This is a humorous account of a post-apocalyptic, mountain bike-worshipping society living in the hill towns of south central Vermont.”

    - Five Stars - Jacob Reibel

     

    Storyteller Angus Chaney lives in Central Vermont. He rides in the hills around Brandon Gap, enjoys adventures on the lakes and rivers, tramps about in the forest, makes a little music from time to time, and tells tall tales. Occasionally he writes those down on paper. This is his first novella.

     

    Ethan Nelson, illustrator, lives in Brandon. He raises outsized pumpkins, rides year-round on bikes of various BMI, and has gotten tangled up in countless art projects recently, including "Planted in the Sky," "The Brothers Dilphenstein," and album art for Route 73 Records.

     

    Published in Forest Dale, Vermont

    by MediaCoup / West Goshen University Press

    Paperback - 144 pages / $20

    Available October 31, 2020

    pangea ~ five stories

    by simon j phillips

    This collection of short stories explores themes of place and time, the search for identity, displacement/disorientation, perseverance, the complexities of human relationships, love and loss.

     

    Five distinct voices narrate each tale, revealing the grotesque elements of human nature lurking beneath the shimmery surface of everyday existence. Each voice finds glimpses of hope among the rubble, often through epiphanies so subtle the reader wonders whether the narrator has even noticed.

     

    The book's settings zig-zag between the urban streets of San Francisco and the mountains and rivers of Vermont. It's narrators range in age, gender, and voice.

     

    Pangea asks the question, What does it mean to move?

     

    Simon J Phillips is a writer, musician, and gardener living in San Francisco’s Mission District. Simon volunteers as editor and reader with the Prison Education Network, where he has served as mentor for a writer in prison. He holds an MFA in fiction writing. Pangea is his first book.


    This limited first edition includes six original pen and ink illustrations by Vermont artist and illustrator Emerson Zelis

     

    Published in Forest Dale, Vermont

    by MediaCoup / Flying Chair Press

    Paperback - 134 pages / $15

    Available August 1, 2021

  • Get Your Proto-Cycology Right Here

    Proto-Cycology AVAILABLE at these local, independent bookshops and bike shops in Central VT.

    ROCHESTER, VERMONT

    Sandy's Books & Bakery

    30 North Main Street

    (802) 767-4258

    sandysbooksandbakery.com

     

    ROCHESTER, VERMONT

    Green Mountain Bikes

    105 N. Main Street

    (802) 767-4464

    www.greenmountainbikes.com

     

    RUTLAND, VERMONT

    Phoenix Books

    2 Center Street

    (802) 855-8078

    Phoenixbooks.biz

     

    MIDDLEBURY, VERMONT

    The Vermont Bookshop

    38 Main Street

    (802) 388-2061

    vermontbookshop.com

     

    MONTPELIER, VERMONT

    Onion River Outdoors

    20 Langdon Street

    (802) 225-6736

    onionriver.com

    WAITSFIELD, VERMONT

    Tempest Book Shop

    5031 Main Street

    (802) 496-2022

    tempestbookshop.org

     

    RANDOLPH, VERMONT

    The Gear House

    16 Pleasant Street

    (802) 565-8139

    gearhousevt.com

     

    BRISTOL, VERMONT

    Recycled Reading of VT

    1 Main Street

    (802) 453-5982

    recycledreadingofvt.com

     

    BRANDON, VERMONT

    The Bookstore

    8 Conant Square

    (802) 465-8009

    thebookstorevt.com

     

    BRANDON, VERMONT

    Gourmet Provence

    27 Center Street

    (802) 247-3002

    cafeprovencevt.com/gourmet-provence

     

    BRANDON, VERMONT

    Carr's Gifts

    21 Center Street

    (802) 247-3744

     

    WATERBURY, VERMONT

    Bicycle Express

    23 Commercial Drive

    (802) 828-8289

    bikeexpressvt.com

     

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  • *Reviews

    It was kind of cool ...I think.

    I mean at least the first part I read about the guy who did the thing with the stuff. I can't remember if I actually finished it.

    Some Dude

    Chaney seems on a crusade to increase literacy among disadvantaged mountain bikers. Perhaps he should get his own house in order first.

    Another Guy

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    Coverage of Book Signing on News Channel 73

    April 2021