Thursday, June 23, 2022

Spotlight and Giveaway: Community Klepto

Today we are featuring Community Klepto by Kelly I. Hitchcock. It released earlier this week and, while we don't have a review available, you can see how much Annie Cathryn (whose debut novel is releasing next year) loved it on her Bookstagram. Thanks to Caitlin Hamilton Marketing & Publicity, we have TWO advanced reading copies to give away! 

Ann Josephson is a twenty-five-year-old sociopath whose compulsive kleptomania manifests itself in the most unlikely of places: the community center where she works out every day. The walls of the community center insulate her from the terrors of the outside world, which include her freelance work as a graphic artist; her socialite parents, who pay the better part of her living expenses; her therapist, who devotedly punches the clock; and the dark void of romantic relationships.

As Ann battles the inner demons that plague her millennial psyche, she must also battle the fiends that plague her at the gym: the loudly grunting beefcake who can’t be bothered to drop his weights at a reasonable volume, the naked old lady in the locker room using a towel as butt floss, the housewife in yoga pants that obviate the need for yoga wheeling her double stroller up and down the indoor track. Set in suburban Kansas City in the early 2010s, Community Klepto—a droll combination of Bridget Jones’s Diary and Choke—makes incarnate the characters and shenanigans that go on in every gym in the world.

Photo by Danielle Selby
Kelly I. Hitchcock is a literary fiction author and poet who lives in Austin, Texas. She has published several poems, short stories, and creative non-fiction works in literary journals and is the author of the coming-of-age novel The Redheaded Stepchild, a semi-finalist in the literary category for The Kindle Book Review’s “Best Indie Books of 2011,” and Portrait of Woman in Ink: A Tattoo Storybook. Her work has appeared in Clackamas Literary Review and Foliate Oak Literary Journal, in anthologies by Line Zero and Alien Buddha Press, and more. Kelly holds a BA in creative writing from Missouri State University. She has six-year-old identical twins and a full-time job, so writing and picking up LEGO are the only other things she can devote herself to. 

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11 comments:

Mary C said...

Yes - I stole my sister's brownie.

Kelly I. Hitchcock said...

Thank you so much for featuring my book!

traveler said...

Yes, I stole a chocolate bar. When I was much younger at a corner store.

diannekc said...

Not that I can recall.

Anonymous said...

susieqlaw: nope

Rita Wray said...

No, I would never do that

Mary Preston said...

Not intentionally, but I have walked off with the odd pen in hand.

Mary Patricia Bird said...

The only thing I ever remember stealing was from a friend. We would play with our Barbies together and she had blue jeans for her Skipper doll. I had a Skipper doll with very few clothes so I stole the pants. Never stole from a store that I can recall.

Anita Yancey said...

No, not that I can remember.

Nancy P said...

Piece of candy & I felt very guilty.

bn100 said...

no