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Yvonne Connasse

Brilliant! Please keep us posted. From the description alone, it sounds completely "my kind" of book.

Atherton Bartelby

I literally let out a mini-eruption of "SQUEE!" from my mouth just now. Literally. That is such amazing news and I am so happy for you! Most sincere congratulations!


Well, TGR, we always knew you had it in you, despite your coy withholding of too many details lest you jinx it all. We were waiting to see if the mysterious and wonderful agent would take you on and now we've been catapulted ahead to news of a book deal. My head is spinning - but in a good way! Rock operas, ceramics, blogs, real estate mogulry . . . what can't TGR do? Of course, you got an agent and a book deal. So, while your loyal public eagerly awaits publication of your first novel, I hope you're already thinking about your next one. xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

John Anthony

I am thoroughly amazed and srsly very very happy for you. Congratulations!

Enjoy every second of your success!



The Gay Recluse

Thanks for the kind words, everyone! I'll def keep you posted...


Wow, congratulations!


Congrats Matt! What awesome news. Can't wait to see you in print.

Anon in Paris

Congrats... I discovered your blog only recently, after following some links about the infamous Nike story, and it has quickly become one of my favourites. Looking forward to reading the book!!

On another note, reading the first comments I was shocked that anyone could label themselves "yvonne connasse"... but after some Google search I wondered if this could be a real name after all.


Congrats. That's fantastic news.



Aaron Altman

Your story has inspired me and countless others. Perseverance is the only road I'll take from now on.

Bravo to you, TGR, and thanks for giving us hope.


Congratulations on Living the Dream. Kudos on a Decade well-spent.


Yay yay! I'm so happy for you. And this is the first of many I know!


The world's not so bad...well done.


I told you so.


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Nice article. Keep up the great work. Thanks again, Ryker

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Gods final



A young boy wanders into the woods of Harlem and witnesses the abduction of his sister by a glowing creature. Forty years later, now working as a New York City homicide detective, Gus is assigned to a case in which he unexpectedly succumbs to a vision that Helen is still alive. To find her, he embarks on an uorthodox investigation that leads to an ancient civilization of gods and the people determined to bring them back.

In this colossal new novel from the author of The Metropolis Case, the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice collides with a new religion founded by three corporate office workers, creating something beautiful, illogical, and overwhelming. Part sex manifesto, part religious text, part Manhattan noir—with a dose of deadly serious, internet inspired satire—#gods is a sprawling inquest into the nature of faith and resistance in the modern world. With each turn of the page, #gods will leave you increasingly reborn.

Praise for #gods

“#gods is a mystery, an excavation of myths, an index of modern life, a gay coming-of-age story, an office satire, a lyrical fever dream, a conspiracy. One of the most ambitious novels in recent memory—and a wild, possibly transformative addition to the canon of gay literature—it contains multitudes, and seethes with brilliance.” —Mark Doten, author of The Infernal

“Matthew Gallaway’s #gods is a novel so brilliant, so funny, so full of strange and marvelous things, I couldn’t stop writing OMG WTF I <3 THIS SO MUCH in its margins. It’s rare to find a novel that so dazzlingly reinvigorates age-old meditations on faith and f&!*ing, art and eros. Luminous, enterprising, and sublimely cheeky, #gods tells the story, the myth, the dream of the human soul in all its glorious complexity.” —Suzanne Morrison, author of Yoga Bitch

“Matthew Gallaway’s storytelling manages to be both dreamy and serious; lean and luxurious. His words carry an incantatory power of mythic storytelling where beauty and savagery wrap around each other like bright threads in a gorgeous tapestry.” —Natasha Vargas-Cooper, author of Mad Men Unbuttoned: A Romp Through 1960s America

“If the ancient gods were just like us, only more so, then the same could be said for this strange, wonderful book, in which the mundane sorrows and small triumphs of very ordinary lives glow ever so slightly around the edges, sometimes quite literally. At once an oddly romantic send-up of dead-end office culture and an offbeat supernatural procedural, #gods is terrifically weird, melancholy, sexy, and charming.” —Jacob Bacharach, author of The Bend of the World

The Metropolis Case

'It’s to the credit of Matthew Gallaway’s enchanting, often funny first novel that it doesn’t require a corresponding degree of obsession from readers, but may leave them similarly transported: the book is so well written — there’s hardly a lazy sentence here — and filled with such memorable lead and supporting players that it quickly absorbs you into its worlds.'

-- The New York Times

Music: Death Culture at Sea and Saturnine

Listen or download songs and records from my indie-rock past with Saturnine here and Death Culture at Sea here.

Music Video: Remembrance of Things Past

Watch the rock opera Remembrance of Things Past written and performed by Saturnine and Frances Gibson, starring Bennett Madison and Sheila McClear.

Video: The Chaos Detective

The Chaos Detective is a series about a man searching for 'identity' as he completes assignments from a mysterious organization. Watch the first episode (five parts) on YouTube.
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