If you’ve never read Josh Stallings you absolutely need to. His prose is brutally beautiful with an honesty born of experience.
— Stephen Blackmoore
“Punk-rock poet Josh Stallings has written an intense new crime novel about the power of people to change. A moral tour-de-force that explores essential questions of reform and justice, Tricky is not to be missed.”
In the hands of a writer like Stallings, YOUNG AMERICANS becomes more than a simple heist novel. it becomes a novel of need, of love, of love friendship – all set to a glitterball beat. It is a truly brilliant novel.
– Ian Ayris
Someone once said of Raymond Chandler that he wrote ‘as if pain hurt and life mattered.’ That’s true of Josh Stallings, too. Hop on, kick the starter, and let him lead you on a long, painful, but entertaining ride through Moses McGuire’s world.
Stallings is masterfully understated in his handling of the seamy underworld that is sex for sale in America
–– Elizabeth A. White
Think Mike Hammer as written by James Lee Burke or George Pelecanos and you might get an idea what to expect from this one.
– S0NS OF SPADE