“Toxic Garbage is like that perfect punk song: Dirty, propulsive, immediate, infused with anarchist spirit. And it’s carried by a rag-tag central cast that, despite their flaws and scars, clearly care for each other. The balance Losack strikes between light and dark is killer.” –Rob W. Hart, MysteriousPress.com
“Elegant writing with well-crafted characters.” –Bradley Sands, author of TV Snorted My Brain and Sorry I Ruined Your Orgy
“Toxic Garbage is a power chord of dissonance, black comedy back beats pushed up against a bittersweet bass narrative that vibrates through your spine, leaving your heart pounding, your stomach in knots, and a strong desire to kick something into submission.” —Richard Thomas, author of Staring Into the Abyss
“Like all good punk, Kelby Losack’s Toxic Garbage blasts at a volume previous generations will find uncomfortable. This gripping debut gives readers a mohawked, pierced, Black Flag-worshiping descendant of Southern grit brutes like Harry Crews and Frank Bill. Toxic Garbage starts around midnight and only gets darker from there with a potent mix of punk rock, dead bodies in duffle bags, heroin addiction, doomed road trips and, most importantly, the sunrise-bright glow of redemption.” —Patrick Wensink, bestselling author of Broken Piano for President
Tommy kicks his heroin addiction, good for him, but now there’s a corpse in his duffle bag and he’s Mexico bound with his punk rock band mates and a six-year-old boy. Told by multiple characters in a back-and-forth narrative, Kelby Losack’s debut Toxic Garbage is an unflinching tale of troubled and eccentric friends.
Kelby Losack is a modern day Renaissance legend in progress. Author of TOXIC GARBAGE. Stories published in GAIA: SHADOW & BREATH (Pantheon) and Oddville Press. Raps under the alias Heathenish Maverick. He stays on the grind in Dirty South Texas.