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Defying Gravity

Memories of an Unconscious State


Coming Winter 2019, from  Creativia

“A life in words…”

Whether you’re looking for the novelist, the essayist, the journalist, or just the good ol’ fashioned pain in the ass Michael DeVault, congratulations. You found me! I hope you’ll spend some time here, getting to know me and to know my work. (The blog is below, books and other links are above.)


I try to blog regularly, but I’m not always successful at it. Still, you’ll see me sound off on arts, science, religion, politics–pretty much all those things your mother said you shouldn’t talk about in polite company. Stick around and check back often. It’s a hectic life!

Zeitgeist – a blog

My grandmother used to say you don’t talk about politics, religion, or sex in polite company. This isn’t polite company, so game on! In my rants, grammar riffs, musings on music, and waxings eloquent about nature, I try to capture the mood I feel is prevalent in and about society. I call it Zeitgeist.

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The Biography

Maybe you want to learn a little more about me. Or maybe you heard an interview, met me, or just wandered through. You would probably be able to find out everything that’s interesting about me if someone would just write a few quick paragraphs and post them on a web site. Oh, look! You can!

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The Books

Chances are you’ve stumbled upon this blog because you’ve found The Patriot Joe Morton lyin’ around somewhere lonely and abandoned or someone gave you a dog-eared copy of Anything But Ordinary. Don’t have a copy? Don’t fret! You can read about my books here or, if you want, go ahead and buy them. 

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A Breakthrough Novel…

The Patriot Joe Morton  

“A well-crafted portrait of modern small-town America…There’s a fine pinch of Thornton Wilder in its shifting point of view and DeVault’s affection for all t he characters involved.”
Julia Glass, National Book Award Winner
Author of Three Junes and The Widower’s Tale

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What readers are saying…

I don’t know why i picked up this book. I’m not much one for patriots or flags or any of the things this book appeared to be about. But i did pick it up, and i’m glad i did. The book’s not really about some patriot named Joe, it’s about a town.

Bob

The Patriot Joe Morton

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A story about lessons to be learned. A coming of age story. A story of love and love lost. A story about how friendships grow. The author is an excellent writer, and I eagerly wait for his next book.

Donna

Anything But Ordinary

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A good story opens a window into a world and allows the reader a peek inside. If we’re lucky, we walk away from that window understanding life in a deeper way. The Patriot Joe Morton is such a book.

Francis

The Patriot Joe Morton

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anything but ordinary  

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Zeitgeist – a blog

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Death and the Maiden

I don’t remember when I first discovered Schubert’s String Quartet No. 14.”Death and the Maiden” was Schubert’s testament to the process of dying. He had fallen ill, apparently, and he[…]

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Five Goals

Or: A workaholic’s guide to avoiding going to meetings   For Dee Wallace* I have a working theory: Workaholics Anonymous doesn’t exist because you could never get a workaholic to[…]

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Capturing the Mood of a Moody People

Or: After 10 years, “Untitled” has a name   I don’t remember how long it was after 9/11 that I first I saw Richard Drew’s “Falling Man,” the stark, frightening[…]

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