The Glue Ponys

by Chris Wilson
The Glue Ponys
  • ISBN-13: 9781910691151
  • Author(s): Chris Wilson
  • Subject: Short stories
  • Publisher: Tangerine Press
  • Imprint: Tangerine Press
  • Publication Date: 10-08-2016
  • Format: p/b

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The Glue Ponys is the startling first collection by author/painter Chris Wilson. Thirty tales about, as the author himself puts it, ‘the lost and the wandering of America.’ The settings: prison yards, sidewalks, alleyways, hospital wards, rusting cars, woodlands, deserted houses, miracle beaches, truck stops, penthouse apartments. The cast: junkies, hookers, hustlers, cellmates, bi-sexual transsexuals, glue ponys, anorexic punsters, runaways, the innocent, the wounded - and heroin, always heroin...

Chris Wilson was born in 1961 in Newcastle and grew up in East Africa. His family moved to California in 1971. After many years of living in the streets and prisons of the USA, he was extradited to the UK in 1998. Since becoming drug and crime free in 2001, he has studied at the Chelsea College of Art and Design, where he was awarded a First with Distinction. His paintings have been exhibited across the UK and his first book, Horse Latitudes, was published by Sorika in 2013. He currently lives in London. The Glue Ponys is his debut collection of short stories.

About the book

The Glue Ponys is the startling first collection by author/painter Chris Wilson. Thirty tales about, as the author himself puts it, ‘the lost and the wandering of America.’ The settings: prison yards, sidewalks, alleyways, hospital wards, rusting cars, woodlands, deserted houses, miracle beaches, truck stops, penthouse apartments. The cast: junkies, hookers, hustlers, cellmates, bi-sexual transsexuals, glue ponys, anorexic punsters, runaways, the innocent, the wounded - and heroin, always heroin...

Chris Wilson was born in 1961 in Newcastle and grew up in East Africa. His family moved to California in 1971. After many years of living in the streets and prisons of the USA, he was extradited to the UK in 1998. Since becoming drug and crime free in 2001, he has studied at the Chelsea College of Art and Design, where he was awarded a First with Distinction. His paintings have been exhibited across the UK and his first book, Horse Latitudes, was published by Sorika in 2013. He currently lives in London. The Glue Ponys is his debut collection of short stories.