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The Secret of the Red Truck

Published Date: August 17, 2016

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In a nameless town and a nameless country, The Secret of the Red Truck tells the story of Micky, a possible schizophrenic who finds God, his sister Viagra, a sensitive beauty who finds art, and a hot truck driver, Dave, who finds himself in a dangerous predicament. Through their misadventures and ensuing love triangle, our anti-heroes search for the answers, all hidden in the back of the Big Red Truck. If you think you know your mind, think again–but don’t think too hard. You might lose it after finally discovering…The Secret of the Red Truck.

“Writer extraordinaire Kyler James” — Dennis Cooper, author of The Marbled Swarm

“Kyler James takes on time, madness, religion, incest, art and Freud in this allegorical novel with a mystery at its center so compelling, you’ll read it straight through. Nothing is what it seems and only the Red Truck has the secret! This is not like any book you’ve ever read or will ever likely read.” — Trebor Healey, author of A Horse Named Sorrow

The Secret of the Red Truck is a one-way trip beyond the limits of reality. In this really great novel, where everything is alive, Kyler James weaves a unique grasp of love and trauma through crystal-sharp prose, to shatter everyday illusions and caress the damage into a new way of experiencing the world.” — Paul Curran, author of Left Hand

The Secret of the Red Truck is built like a hall of mirrors, filled with constantly shifting identities, tales that change in the telling, and dreams that seem to be dreaming themselves. The novel is stripped of distractions and narrative niceties so that readers will be helpless to do anything but plunge headlong into its intoxicating mysteries.” — Jeff Jackson, author of Mira Corpora

“Sanity and truth are relative terms, and in this compellingly bizarre debut novel, Kyler James lures us inside the dark caverns of one man’s twisted mind—and makes it all seem real.” — James Gavin, author of Is That All There Is? The Strange Life of Peggy Lee

Kyler James has led an unusual life. As an actor, he studied with the great Stella Adler and played a bunch of little parts in major films and soaps. But Kyler is best known for his work as a psychic counselor, which he’s been doing in New York and London for twenty-three years. A graduate of NYU, his stories and columns have appeared in a number of magazines and journals, and his short story, “The Loneliest Man on Earth,” appears in issue 10.1 of Ashé Journal. You can visit him at

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