The Invisible Hand
Within these pages you will find strange and caustic stories of wayward, eccentric and obstinate fathers. Told with an eye towards askew details, Leslie’s collection builds upon his reputation as a master of the short story
A story teller by nature, it rings true through his verse giving readers a glimpse into the common aspects of life that readers so often experience. "Night Sweat" is an expertly crafted book of work, a fine addition to any collection.
The Tall Tale of Tommy Twice
THE TALL TALE OF TOMMY TWICE captures the unmoored feelings of young adulthood and the complexities of American identity.
Root and Shoot
Root and Shoot offers fifty two of Nathan Leslie’s best new flash and short fiction pieces.
Often gritty and vivid, we see siblings bond, scrap, and everything in between. Many of these intense stories revolve around childhood and the stresses that siblings must overcome
"Leslie has a poet's keenness for words, their metaphorical resonance, and this is evident in his spot-on titles. A good title is like a symbol, capturing the essence of a narrative, its implications."
Leslie's intricate stories delve into the often odd behaviors of snake handlers and voodoo specialists, mystical new age preachers, agnostics and hermits, prophets and jazz junkies, and born-again tapestry collectors.
A reverse negative is a photographic image in negative light, which also appears literally reversed. In a sense, it may be a double removal from the "reality" of the photograph.
Drivers makes a mark with it's simple, relevant themes and the whisper, faintly heard, of the lonely American highway, folding in on itself the million dreams of all the drivers with their hands tightly gripping the wheel."
Rants and Raves
Rants and Raves offers nothing less than a portrait of hell, a picture of an America about to implode
A Cold Glass of Milk
The stream of consciousness method lends a feel of genuine, talking to a buddy communication, rather than the neatly trimmed, formal dialogue of standard fiction.