New Novel Excerpt

And how can I presume that I, whose hair has grown thin, could possibly play in the Bigs? I can only answer by saying once, a lifetime ago, I was scouted by the Orioles, as a teenage shortstop in California.
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High’d Up

Get acquainted with Dennis James Bartel’s novel, three decades in the making and destined to become a cult classic. The novel has received a second printing, thanks to The Gramercy Press, this time illustrated.
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High’d Up – Excerpt

It had become that time of evening when the sky turned acoustic blue and grainy as a Diebenkorn. Along Ocean Ave. people sat on their porches rocking gently and talking gently. Couples jogged past in no hurry. Across the street on the beach’s grassy buffer, two old men sat on a red quilt, playing chess.
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High’d Up – Interview with DJ Bartel

The author sits, however reluctantly, for a conversation about his eye-popping novel.
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Voyeurs

Read reviews of DJB’s award-winning collection of stories.
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The Whores of S. Hanover Street

An account of one man’s walk on sidewalks of sin. This chapbook also includes one of DJ Bartel’s most celebrated stories, “Jalousie,” first published by the ground-breaking Libido Magazine, and anthologized in the best-selling book The Ecstatic Moment (Doubleday).
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