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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Humorous / General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:325
  • eBook ISBN:9781623091958

Still Life

by Peter Havas

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Matt Jordan has writer's block - and it's driving him crazy. A successful writer; Jordan is at an artistic, emotional and alcoholic impasse and about to blow a fuse, when something happens to make him question his sanity, sense of reality and the wisdom of sobriety. Follow him as he tries to deal with love success, money, stick drawings, champagne and book awards with a sprinkling of mad artist, nymphomania, fast cars and really weird stuff thrown in for good measure.


Matthias Jordan was the golden boy of the New York Literary scene, when he started taking himself just a little too seriously, let his celebrity status go just a little to his head, and found his wife, fans and sobriety left him a lot alone. Ramming around his immense sea-side monument to himself, he'd feel remorse if he could sober up for long. Just about the time he thinks his writer's block is terminal he has a sort of epiphany. Not the sort Saints are made of, more like the ones people have shortly before they drive into a tree: His world of self-doubt and pity is upset by someone in possibly worse shape than he is - they don't even have a body to speak of anymore. It takes all the mental horsepower Matt has left, can borrow or scrape out of his ear to follow the clues in this humorous artistic murder mystery through to the surprising end.

About the author

Peter Havas is the author of 5 non fiction works on the Middle East and over 400 articles and features for Vogue Hommes International, Plastique Magazine, The New York Times and a host of other major publications. Still Life is the second work of fiction he's written under his own name and the first in the 5-part Matt Jordan trilogy. He spends his time between Paris, France and Harpswell, Maine where he writes when not tinkering with his motorcycles, sailboat and anything else that won't stand still.