For the first time, three of Chris Ernest Hall's most beloved works are compiled in one volume with new forewords and commentary by the author. Available for purchase in both printed and Kindle editions.
Collected Works includes:
Something Interesting to Read From a homeless woman with more than just a physical resemblance to Andy Warhol, to a college student dedicating his life to truth and beauty, to a pair of starving film-makers trying to get their film made in Stalinist Russia, to a married couple unsure if they should open and set up their newly purchased television, the characters in the short stories of Chris Ernest Hall struggle with abstract forces in over-literal ways, moments of jewel-like authenticity amidst the cosmic absurdity. Includes the short stories “Television Set,” “Andy Warhol's Sister,” “Something Interesting to Watch,” “Notes From the Moscow Film World,” and published for the first time anywhere, “Is That What You Thought I Said.”
Therapy: A Screenplay Herbert and Lois's seemingly stable world is rocked when they begin a therapy program that has them creating a television show about their marriage. At the same time, their creative and ambitious son, Andrew, sees an opportunity to create his own cinematic masterpiece by helping them—a masterpiece which is unwittingly unleashed on the world through the miracle of community access TV. Soon, unwanted fame and notoriety threaten to tear their family apart.
Notes For a Future Novel Freshman year of college should be the time of one’s life, but for Michael Sullivan, a student at UC Santa Cruz, it's the loneliest. What’s more, he is in love with his literature TA, Helen Zachary, an older woman who barely knows he exists. Help comes in the form of a fellow literature student, upper-classman Timothy Dylan Page, who is nursing his own wounded heart. Tim offers to guide Michael through Santa Cruz–and eventually, to his beloved Helen, who just happens to be Tim’s best friend. Tim shows Michael that college is about much more than just classes, sections and papers, and they soon find their lives paralleling literature in unexpected ways. In the course of their journey, they discover a surprising closeness between them.