J.C. Myers

Praise for Junkyard at No Town 


 

“J.C. Myers has a winner here. He portrays rural Vermont, in a substance-soaked No Town, as rough and ready. The curiouser and curiouser plot is every bit as engaging as Howard Frank Mosher’s “Disappearances.”   

—Willem Lange, author


“…In this debut novel, Myers presents a rich world while also paying tribute to the sleepy charm of rural Vermont and to America’s automotive history….He nails the distinctive Vermont dialect in his dialogue (“Might’s well make yourself cozy, bein’ as you’ll be living here”), which is entertaining to parse as Jules adjusts to it. Although the sheer number of characters may be overwhelming at first, the novel fluidly brings them together, and they quickly feel like a genuine group of friends. Overall, this is a distinctive reading experience that sincerely expresses how one should appreciate overlooked things.

An insightful and often beautiful look into a sentimental corner of America’s past.”

–Kirkus Review
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“The names: Butchy, Arden, Lutheria, Ansen and Punk -  a few folks from JUNKYARD at NO TOWN who’re the same as folks I grew up around, loved and still love … because they’re smarter than me by two.

J.C. Myers writes Vermonter life that seems to have passed, so it’s a pleasure catching up with it in his JUNKYARD at NO TOWN. Love this book cause it’s real, and really funny.”

—Rusty DeWees a.k.a. THE LOGGER
Writer, Producer 


“Welcome to a cast of ribald Vermonters, featuring one inquisitive young flatlander and a dozen or more homegrown locals who sprouted from the soil of Vermont's hillside farms covered in manure and crankcase oil. Sprinkled with bawdy humor, existential angst, and mysticism, Junkyard at No Town is a delightful novel that evokes the writings of Annie Proulx and Howard Frank Mosher.”

— Bernie Lambek, author of Uncivil Liberties, 2018 INDIES Finalist for Best Mystery 


“Its fascination with old cars rings absolutely true, and its slap-stick comedy is laugh-aloud funny. Throughout, it is laced with love for Vermont and its beauties, but also sorrow for its tragedies. Behind its dead-pan tone lies a deep, compassionate understanding of rural poverty, violence, abuse, wasted feminine intelligence, and ecological destruction. Read it, laugh and weep.”

— Laura C. Stevenson,
a Vermont Writer and author of One Minute Reviews of Books by Vermont Authors
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“This hilarious, outrageous novel is about a backroads town full of crazy rednecks and vivid characters. It’s also about finding love, mystery and meaning in life—and it’s a story you won’t forget."  

Doug Wilhelm, author of the acclaimed novel
The Revealers & Street of Storytellers