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Available Now: A HEALTHY FEAR OF MAN: A Paul Little Novel

"THE SCIENCE OF PAUL has all the makings of a modern noir classic.  Noir in its purest form always reads like a punch to the gut and THE SCIENCE OF PAUL delivers that kind of blow right from page one.  'No apologies, no regrets' should be this novel's motto."

--Gar Anthony Haywood, author of CEMETERY ROAD and ASSUME NOTHING


"THE SCIENCE OF PAUL drives off at full speed, slap-bang  into the classic noir paradigm."

--Paul D. Brazill, PULP METAL MAGAZINE



Aaron Discusses Paul Little and
 
A Healthy Fear of Man





"With the relentless moth-to-flame inevitability of classic noir, Aaron Philip Clark's angry ex-con finds trouble on Philadelphia's mean streets. Vivid characterization and a sharp eye for the fault lines in American society drive this impressive debut."

--Roger Smith, author of MIXED BLOOD and WAKE UP DEAD


"T.S. Eliot referred to it as tradition and individual talent, the manner in which new work at once honors, builds upon, and questions what came before. Chester Himes, Richard Wright, James Baldwin--Aaron Clark has been paying attention."
 
--James Sallis, author of
DRIVE, DRIVEN, and CHESTER HIMES: A Life







                                                
 


"A finely-drawn character study of a man battling fate to escape the inevitable gravity of a life of crime. Reminiscent of the existential crime novels of Jean-Patrick Manchette. That we care so much about Paul is testament to Aaron Philip Clark's skill."

 --Eric Beetner, co-author of
ONE TOO MANY BLOWS TO THE HEAD and BORROWED TROUBLE

"There’s a nether world of bars with crooked doors, gum smacking medical examiners, and people with odd ideas acting on them. They populate byways we’d be best to avoid and instead send Aaron Philip Clark’s ex-con Paul Little along in our place. Because try as he might to avoid the craziness, in Clark’s A HEALTHY FEAR OF MAN, we’re reminded in clear and efficient prose there are certain people who while they wish to avoid the brink, find themselves on the edge in their pursuit of justice."

-- Gary Phillips, WARLORD OF WILLOW RIDGE