Jesse Miller of UNE’s English Department publishes second novel, ‘Unwrap Your Candy’

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September 11, 2017

Jesse Miller
Jesse Miller

Jesse Miller, M.F.A., visiting assistant lecturer and Writing Fellows coordinator in the Department of English, wrote a novel, Unwrap Your Candy, which was released by Common Deer Press on September 10.

Unwrap Your Candy is the story of Thom Evans and his experiences after  leaving  his miserable job at a condom factory for a night on the town with his compellingly attractive but seriously wounded lover, Samantha.

“I’d say, Unwrap Your Candy is about being madly in love with and consequently, blissfully intoxicated by language,” said Miller. “It’s really a book of songs, with recurring phrases, with recurring lyrical motifs, many of which are introduced in a kind of overture at the beginning, stretched and unpacked as the book spins on, and then brought around in the close.”

Common Deer Press says of the novel, “Imagine Woody Allen made a move about Dilbert and James Joyce wrote the screen play. That’s what you should expect from Jesse Miller’s Unwrap Your Candy.”

Unwrap Your Candy is Miller’s second novel. Ark was published by Chupa Cabra House in 2014.

Read a book review of Unwrap Your Candy on book enthusiast blog Novelties

Read an interview with Jesse Miller on Novelties blog

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