The Machinery of the Heart – Love Stories

The Machinery of the Heart
399 Pages
ISBN 1795070935

This immersive and interactive second collection from Adam "Bucho" Rodenberger compiles 18 stories all revolving around the topic of love in some form or another; love of people, love of ideas, love of objects, love of the self, loss of love, or no love at all. While the stories in this collection are more traditional in nature than his previous collection ('Scaring the Stars into Submission'), they still contain Rodenberger's signature surrealist playfulness to help keep the avid reader both engaged and surprised.

This one's for lovers and fighters alike, For those that get lost in their passions at night.

This one's for those that question and wander, those that speak whispers, and those that speak thunder.

This one's for believers and for those who've lost faith, free-willers, the karmic, and those drunk on fate.

This one's for the meek, the mild, the wild; this one's for the elderly, the parent, the child.

This one's for the stillborns and this one's for screamers, this one's for the broken, the aged...

the dreamers.

Adam "Bucho" Rodenberger

About Adam "Bucho" Rodenberger (Kansas City, Missouri & Kansas Author)

Adam "Bucho" Rodenberger

Adam “Bucho” Rodenberger is a surrealist writer from Kansas City. He earned dual bachelor’s degrees in English and Philosophy from the University of Kansas City-Missouri in 2009 while minoring in Political Science. He earned his MFA in Writing from the University of San Francisco in 2011 and continues to work on short stories and novels-in-progress. He released his first short story collection, “Scaring the Stars into Submission,” in 2016 and released his second collection, "The Machinery of the Heart: Love Stories" in May of 2019.

He has been published in Agua Magazine, Alors, Et Tois?, Aphelion, Bluestem Magazine, BrainBox Magazine, Castabout Art & Literature, Cause & Effect Magazine, Cahoodaloodaling, Crack the Spine, Eunoia Review, Five Quarterly Magazine, Ginosko Literary Journal, Glint Literary Journal, The Gloom Cupboard, Hamilton Stone Review, The Heartland Review, L’allures des Mots, Lunch Box, Marathon Literary Review, Meat For Tea: The Valley Review, New Dead Families, Offbeatpulp, Penduline Press, Phoebe, Poydras Review, The Raw Art Review, The Santa Clara Review, Serving House Journal, The Seventh Wave, Sheepshead Review, Slice Magazine, Summerset Review, Up The Staircase, Fox Spirit's "Girl at the End of the World: Book 1" anthology, and was included in the “Broken Worlds” anthology published by Almond Press.

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