“Empty Puppets” celebrates forty years of letter-writing to publishers, editors, newspapers, friends, enemies, theologians and just about anyone who knows how to read, by our favorite raconteur Doyce Whisanant. This intimate document reveals the personalities behind the life of a singular literary figure, through many diverse jobs, girlfriends, circumstances and life changes along the way. A most diverting entertainment for those inclined toward such things. Volume Eight of The Whisanant Mythos.
About Tony W. Arnold (Jacksonville, Florida Author)
Over a varied career ranging from law enforcement to antiquarian bookseller, Arnold has pursued his eclectic, picaresque fictional style through the underground 'zine scene of the 1990s, which has now crystallized into The Whisanant Mythos: a series of works revolving around protagonist mainstay Doyce Whisanant and crew.
With occasional forays into art books, this output has now surpassed thirty installments, incorporating a widely-divergent palette combining the most interesting aspects of noir and sweat pulp fiction, black humor, and spirituality. Billed as Southern Gonzo, these works take their place alongside Arnold's other creative endeavors on his central website www.TheBookBastard.com, "the abattoir of the sacred cow." Arnold long ago adopted Florida as his literary center, and has now made it his actual home base.