ATTENTION LITERARY AGENTS!
I do not self-publish. I am currently seeking agency for the following books in my Elmo Brenner Novel Series:
Why represent my work?
My writing style is informed by one of the most unconventional and subversive literary movements of the 20th century – the Beat Generation. My books are a catalyst between the antiestablishment spirit of the Beats and a 21st-century audience. With all the unrest in the world, there’s no better time for readers to embrace my unscrupulous characters.
There’s a plethora of modern readers who aren’t being catered for. Interested in underdogs like the dramatis personae within my books. Readers (who enjoy Richard Braughtin, Chuck Palahniuk, Irvine Welsh), who are amused at the individualistic and sometimes discreditable acts described within these pages.
What’s in it for you?
A unique opportunity to represent a new and exciting voice in transgressive fiction. My work offers a strong blend of deviance and sophisticated social commentary. As such, my novels will attract a wide and loyal audience, heavily invested in my characters.
For the opportunity to represent Gene Head in the publication of the Elmo Brenner series, register your interest on the Contact Page. When I hear from you, I guarantee a same-day response.
INTRODUCING ELMO BRENNER
DRUNK, DESPICABLE, DOOMED… WHAT COULD GO WRONG?
Meet Elmo Brenner
He’s the unvarnished embodiment of the bohemian hedonist, often found carousing about an iconoclastic life philosophy over a slew of beer bottles and trading conventional values for instant gratification. Saddled with an alcohol dependency, Elmo flits from one meaningless day to the next, seeing the world through inebriated, surreal visions, and scrutinizing himself and society as a whole. His is a life littered with acts of depravity and deceit. Sometimes unspeakably so.
Novel 38,000 Words
In this picaresque fiction novel Gene Head uses the platform of the tediously over told “untouchable farmer’s daughter” cliché to tell a tale of significantly greater sophistication, unearthing the power of denial in a man motivated by will, but dominated by a lifestyle of instant gratification and alcohol addiction. A deeply disturbing work showing a side to Elmo that will have your skin crawling.
Unskilled labourer Elmo Brenner will relish over fine German symphonies, but on paper he’s a factotum in one menial job and out another. It’s business as usual when he lands work picking on a North Queensland fruit farm and Elmo fills his time outside the Orchard with booze and mischief.
When his employer learns of his truck license, he’s instructed to haul a yield cross country and the pay raise looks attractive. The only hitch? He’ll be giving the farmer’s daughter a ride along, and she’s off limits. Now he’s driving a lorry through 2000 kilometres of desert, rolling dice with temptation, and the road trip is only a taste of what unthinkable nonsense lies in wait in Central Australia.
His is a secret so shrouded in darkness, he must drink for weeks to face the horror.
Novella 20,000 Words
Out of boredom, a man sneaks a men’s magazine from the stash at his workplace, and over breakfast, reads a story from the back page forums to his wife. It’s a letter to the editor sent in by long time reader, Elmo Brenner, and it’s a lengthy one. After reading Elmo’s “True Erotic Story,” the couple are deeply moved by it. If you like gritty themes, explicit adult content, and sophisticated social commentary, then you’ll love Gene Head’s howlingly uncompromising scorcher.
Elmo’s letter? The story within the story:
Garbage collector Elmo Brenner trades philosophy and arguments against God with anyone over a beer—or six. Happily married and living for the weekend in his small Australian everytown, he’s more concerned with Beethoven and booze than the share price. But his deliberately meaningless life turns into a lust-filled orgy when every woman in the world suddenly becomes an overheated nymphomaniac.
Delighted with his wife’s newfound antics, Elmo ignores the sexual fires consuming the community and immerses himself in a one-man, one-woman descent into depravity. But the “every man’s dream” plague vanishes overnight, leaving all females frigid… except Elmo’s wife. And now that she’s the object of all men’s desire, his hands are full keeping her from satisfying her inexhaustible urges with everyone but him.
Can Elmo keep it up when everybody wants a piece of his wife’s arse?
Novel 28,000 Words
Following our leading man somewhere in another Elmo Brenner Universe, Head explores, in more detail, his dark past, his greatest fears, and encourages us to both celebrate and morn his inevitable defeat. The story of a man who is very much the self confessed, sniffy, snooty wanker that you’ll love to hate. Extremely funny, grisly, self aware and enjoyably wordy, Head’s latest book is in its own special way, perfectly Supercilious.
Interested in Elmo Brenner?
If you are a Literary Agent and you would like to know more, or read any of the Elmo Brenner books, please register your interest by contacting me via the contact page.