Kurt Meyer’s writing, whether as newspaper columnist, novelist or blogger, chronicles and explores the changing cultural landscape of Midwestern small town life. He’s worked as a realtor specializing in marketing historic properties, has restored multiple Victorian-era homes and co-founded the annual literary journal, Polk Street Review. His newest novel, The Salvage Man, was released by River’s Edge Media in September 2015. Keep up with Kurt at KurtAMeyer.com.
Excerpt from The Salvage Man
Dan drove out the long straight stretch of Main, past the courthouse square, the bank drive-thrus and tire shop parking lots, then the Victorian homes and their multicolored front porches, and finally past the ’50s and ’60s era ranches until he reached what was once considered the edge of town.
It was a warm, dry day. Sunlight shone bright in bleached splatters across the asphalt beneath trees that crowded the road. His black hair, slashed with slender ribbons of gray was tousled by the breeze from the open window.
“Set in a rapidly changing small town, The Salvage Man is an introspective journey into learning when to let go. Meyer delivers his tale with vivid imagery and evocative detail, lending such a strong sense of place and time you’ll believe you’ve actually walked in his main character’s shoes.””
—Susan Crandall, author of The Flying Circus and Whistling Past the Graveyard
“A broken man, an abandoned house, and a lonely woman—all the makings for a beautiful, haunting tale of loss, forgiveness, and redemption. The Salvage Man is a lovely, bitter sweet story you won’t soon forget. I loved it!”
—Sherri Wood Emmons, author of The Seventh Mother
“Kurt Meyer’s The Salvage Man is a gentle Midwestern fantasy made up of one treasure after another. Part historical fiction, part love story, and part rumination on modern day life, this novel asks hard questions about the world we live in and the world we leave behind. I couldn’t put it down.”
—Larry D. Sweazy, author of A Thousand Falling Crows
“Meyer turns the pages of history with gentle care and a warm heart, creating a story I’ll remember forever. Thank you Kurt Meyer for opening a door to my beloved town’s past and allowing me to travel the streets and meet the people of Noblesville 1893.”
—Susan Crandall Author of Whistling Past the Graveyard