A man attempts to make a fresh start by reclaiming domain over his yard with the last birthday gift from his ex-wife, a lawnmower. A couple discovers Faulkner, shrimp and grits, Morgan Freeman, and how much they don’t know about each other. A son reconnects with a distant father and his dog while “bucket-sitting” on a frozen lake. Weaving through these stories and more, a wandering musician—tackle box full of harmonicas in tow—is audience to his transient neighbors residing at a La Quinta Inn and Suites.
At times funny, often close to the bone, always poignant, Ripple Meets the Deep
defines the voice of a true storyteller whose tales of flawed people are at once local and expansive.
“Tinney writes with a journalist’s eye for detail, a musician’s ear for dialogue, and a poet’s feel for the space in between what we aspire to be and what we are.”Dave SheininAuthor and Washington Post Journalist
“Raw, sexy, and honest. Tinney pulls up a well-worn seat alongside the masters of American storytelling.” Sara Jane Sluke
National Geographic ChannelJason Tinney
is an award-winning fiction writer, musician, freelance journalist, and actor. His previous books are Louise Paris and Other Waltzes
(poetry/prose) and Bluebird
(short stories and poems). Three of his short stories were published in the anthology Out of Tune.
Tinney and artist Brian Slagle have collaborated on The Swinging Bridge, a traveling literary and visual arts project, since 2004. He performs with, and is the co-founder of, the award-winning music groups Donegal X-Press (DXP) and The Wayfarers.
As an actor, Tinney has appeared in more than thirty stage productions. He has been a contributor to several magazines, among them, Baltimore, Style, Gorilla, Her Mind, Urbanite, and Maryland Life, which won the International Regional Magazine Association’s Award of Merit in the category of Culture Feature for Tinney’s article “The March,” a first-hand account of life on the front-lines with American Civil War reenactors.
He lives in Maryland.
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