About the Book
Olt unfolds in the course of three vividly described interludes in the life of the title character, an imaginative and detached young man. Enjoyable and precisely structured, this highly original miniature novel gains the body and weight of a work many times its length. Critics praised Olt as "Delightful" (Chicago Sun-Times), "Charming and mysterious" (Life), "Fascinating, unusual, sometimes bewildering" (Publishers Weekly), "More like poetry than storytelling" (Village Voice), "The style, the focus on one main character, and the cool listing of experiences tend to remind one of Meursault in The Stranger" (Library Journal).
About the Author
Kenneth Gangemi has published one book of poetry, Lydia, and four works of fiction: Olt, a novel, Corroboree, a book of nonsense, The Interceptor Pilot, a cinematic novel about Vietnam, and The Volcanoes from Puebla, a memoir of living and traveling Mexico. He lives in New York City, where he is working on a novel, a collection of poetry, and a second book about Mexico.