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Title: Rain After Midnight
Author: Don Skiles
Category: Fiction
Publication Date: June 23, 2017
Pages: 160
Binding: paperback
ISBN: 978-1-938349-48-5
Suggested Retail Price: $22.00

Claremont, CA – March 20, 2017 — Pelekinesis is pleased to announce the release of Rain After Midnight, a wonderful collection of fiction from Don Skiles.

Most of the pieces in Rain After Midnight can be thought of as filmic, as “long story short.” The shortness of the form works, like the compression required in a good poem. There are four distinct groupings or sets of stories: One set has to do with film, cinema, movies; a second springs from thinking about writing, what is involved; pieces connected with England make a third grouping; and the fourth is the past, that great well. As the French film director Godard said, when a reporter asked him if he thought that a film should have a beginning, middle and end, “Yes. But not necessarily in that order.”

Rain After Midnight by Don Skiles will be available June 23, 2017 through Small Press Distribution, Baker & Taylor, Bertrams, directly from the publisher's website, and in fine local bookstores worldwide.

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About the author

Don Skiles is the author of Miss America and Other Stories, and The James Dean Jacket Story, and the novel Football. His work has appeared recently in Quaartsiluni, Snowmonkey, Silenced Press, MungBeing, and Chicago Quarterly Review. His poetry appears in three books from Viking Dog Press/Conehenge Studios (with the work of painter Claribel Cone): 18 Views of San Francisco, Sono Choushi! and Blue Rhapsody.

About the publisher

Pelekinesis is a small book publishing company focusing on the development of independent authors and artists by creatively embracing the evolving publishing paradigm and utilizing modern distribution platforms. Full catalog and press material can be found at


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