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BAXTER TOUR DATES!
Saturday, Mar. 01, 2003 @ 1:34 pm

Dear friends: Lately, I've been unable to write here with any regularity, and unfortunately that's not gonna change for the next few weeks. A bit buried under several piles of any number of things, but I do hope to be posting daily during the upcoming tour (see below), telling you all about how I've fallen off the slightly-more-healty-eating-habits horse and have returned to drinking gallons of Dr Pepper from truck stops. Until then, click on the archive link above and scour around some of the older stuff on the site.

See below for a list of places I'll be reading to help promote the new book. Come out and say hello! Okay, until the tour posting begins! -Adam

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STAND UP, ERNIE BAXTER: YOU'RE DEAD
a new novel by ADAM VOITH with comic illustrations by Mike Lowery
My new book is now available at tnibooks.com.

"My name is Ernie Baxter, and my hands are tied. My history has passed to the memories and stories of my mother and ex-girlfriend. Bosses and co-workers. Bartenders and insurance agents. Friends and gym teachers."

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CELEBRATE THE DEATH OF ERNIE BAXTER
ADAM VOITH READS LETTERS FROM BAXTER
On tour with singer/songwriter DAMIEN JURADO

Damien Jurado has invited Adam to perform readings between music sets on his upcoming tour with like-minded singer/songwriter Dave Fischoff. These events will be taking place primarily in rock music venues, but please take note of a few early-evening bookstore readings happening before the shows. A west coast tour with Damien Jurado is the works for June.

APR 8 @ QUIMBY’S BOOKSTORE, Chicago IL
early evening @ 7:00pm before the show at Schuba's!
w/ Todd Dills & Jeb Gleason-Allured

APR 8 @ SCHUBA’S, Chicago IL
w/ Damien Jurado & Dave Fischoff

APR 9 @ JOHN WALDRON ARTS CENTER, Bloomington IN
w/ Damien Jurado & Dave Fischoff

APR 10 @ THE HIGH 5, Columbus OH
w/ Damien Jurado & Dave Fischoff

APR 11 @ CLUB CAFÉ LIVE, Pittsburgh PA
w/ Damien Jurado & Dave Fischoff

APR 12 @ BRYN MAWR COLLEGE, Bryn Mawr PA
w/ Damien Jurado & Dave Fischoff

APR 13 @ T.T. THE BEAR’S, Cambridge MA
w/ Damien Jurado & Dave Fischoff

APR 14 @ KNITTING FACTORY, New York NY
w/ Damien Jurado & Dave Fischoff

APR 15 @ SHORTWAVE BOOKSTORE, Brooklyn NY
early evening @ 7:00pm before the show at Southpaw!
w/ Soraya Shalforoosh

APR 15 @ SOUTHPAW, Brooklyn NY
w/ Damien Jurado & Dave Fischoff

APR 16 @ FIRST UNITARIAN, Philadelphia PA
w/ Damien Jurado & Dave Fischoff

APR 17 @ MOHAWK PLACE, Buffalo NY
w/ Damien Jurado & Dave Fischoff

APR 18 @ DETROIT ART SPACE, Detroit MI
w/ Damien Jurado & Dave Fischoff

APR 19 @ CATACOMBS COFFEEHOUSE, Madison WI
w/ Damien Jurado & Dave Fischoff

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ABOUT THE BOOK

"My name is Ernie Baxter, and my hands are tied. My history has passed to the memories and stories of my mother and ex-girlfriend. Bosses and co-workers. Bartenders and insurance agents. Friends and gym teachers."

In this unique novel, Adam Voith mixes crisply written prose with the deft comic illustrations of underground artist Mike Lowery, delivering a witty and transcendental story of the legacy one man hoped to leave behind, and the twisted myth that actually remains.

"You do things, say things, in hopes that you will remain intact, removed from speculation and locked safely away in memories, but it's not to be. Memory, in fact, might be the greatest liar of all time. The most deceptive of sinners. The real face of death."

The body of Ernie Baxter was just buried in the frozen earth of an Indiana winter, but Ernie's story is far from over. From beyond the pale, this newcomer to the heavenly scene observes the folks left down below - notably, his mother and onetime girlfriend Kyra - grieving his unexpected death. Kyra's husband Dain, a phony redneck with a trust-fund and a snowplow, wonders what the fuss is about.

At the request of Ernie's mother, the reluctant Kyra - pregnant and at the peak of a mismatched marriage gone wrong - is charged with the dubious task of searching Ernie's laptop computer for any information a mourning mother might want to keep. Inside that machine, Kyra discovers the private notes of an underground comedian named Ernie Baxter: bitter, detached, and seemingly unafraid of anything resembling the truth.

But no one had said anything about comedy, not even at the funeral. In her search for the real story behind the missing years Ernie spent away on the west coast, Kyra wades through stories of fast food for religion, rock and roll clichés, self-inflicted wounds for video game failures… and all the while, four people on a stage somewhere in Seattle try desperately not to piss themselves.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

With his mid-brow championed micro-press TNI BOOKS, Adam Voith has quietly and without agitation made a name for himself in the shivering world of independent publishing. The tiny but feisty Seattle-based press is owned and operated by Adam and his wife Joy, and released as its first title a collection of Adam's stories titled Bridges With Spirit. Since then, there have been several other books and book-like projects published by TNI BOOKS, including recent titles by Camden Joy and David Shields, as well the celebrated Little Engines magazine.

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