In the Roaring Twenties, Edward Cumming might have become a railroad businessman, but he was more interested in literature. During the Depression, he tried to write a book about historical castrations. At thirty-nine, he died by suicide.
What went wrong for him? A lack of focus? A problem of fate? The number forty? Or was his book haunted?
In this train ride of an American biography, Tucker Lieberman tells the story of the would-be scholar of eunuchs. It is an essay about war, racism, gender, time, mortality, free will, money, argument, information architecture, and why a writer might not finish a book.
A HYPNO-SAGA…EXPERIMENTAL, TENDER, ANGRY, FREIGHTED.
Please request the paperback from your local independent bookstore or library! Ask for Ten Past Noon by Tucker Lieberman, ISBN 978-1-7329060-4-4. It is also available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Author: Tucker Lieberman
Publisher: Glyph Torrent, February 2020
ISBN 978-1-7329060-4-4 Paperback
ISBN 978-1-7329060-5-1 eBook
Haunted by his acquaintance with the late author of Eunuchry, Tucker Lieberman wrote the ghost story “Exit Interview” for DefCon One’s “imaginary friends” fiction anthology, I Didn’t Break the Lamp. His recent books include Painting Dragons: What Storytellers Need to Know About Writing Eunuch Villains and Bad Fire: A Memoir of Disruption.
At Brown University, he received the Casey Shearer Memorial Award for Creative Nonfiction and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy. He earned a postgraduate degree in journalism from Boston University.
Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, he lives with the science fiction writer Arturo Serrano in Bogotá, Colombia. He is turning forty.