Junkyard at No Town
Junkyard at No Town
June 25, 2019
Release Date: June 25, 2019
J.C. Myers’ spirited first novel, Junkyard at No Town, captures rural Vermont’s land, language, and culture in outrageous and vernacular-rich dialogue, combined with crazy and splendid plot twists and descriptions. You’ll find yourself breathless, sometimes wide-eyed, and sometimes laughing hard, as you follow young Jules’ initiation, fresh out of college in the early 80s, seeking a life far from his Westchester upbringing. He buys a junkyard in the rural Vermont village of Iraton—right on the edge of No Town.
Deep-rooted mysteries link incongruous neighbors and illicit livelihoods, impossible loves and unlikely devotions -- a house burns, water mysteriously flows and disappears, and people, too, change course, ignite, vanish or die. Readers will long remember the wild, haunting comedy of Jules, Butchy Guyette, Maddy and Byron Peas, Lutheria Tupper, Copeland DeMassey and Aunt Martha, whose intertwined and braided tales reveal Junkyard at No Town’s vulnerable secrets, its sins and its virtues – and our own.
“J.C. Myers has a winner here. He portrays rural Vermont, in a substance-soaked No Town, as rough and ready. The curiouser and curiouser plot is every bit as engaging as Howard Frank Mosher’s “Disappearances.” Willem Lange, author
“This hilarious, outrageous novel is about a backroads town full of crazy rednecks and vivid characters. It’s also about finding love, mystery and meaning in life -- and it’s a story you won’t forget."
— Doug Wilhelm, author of the acclaimed novel The Revealers and the forthcoming Street of Storytellers (Rootstock August 2019)
“Welcome to a cast of ribald Vermonters, featuring one inquisitive young flatlander and a dozen or more homegrown locals who sprouted from the soil of Vermont's hillside farms covered in manure and crankcase oil. Sprinkled with bawdy humor, existential angst, and mysticism, Junkyard at No Town is a delightful novel that evokes the writings of Annie Proulx and Howard Frank Mosher.” Bernie Lambek, author of Uncivil Liberties, 2018 INDIES Finalist for Best Mystery