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Title: Autobiography Without Words
Author: Peter Cherches
Category: Memoir / Literary Fiction
Publication Date: March 8, 2017
Pages: 250
Binding: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-938349-56-0
Suggested Retail Price: $21.95

Claremont, CA – October 20, 2016 — Pelekinesis is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Autobiography Without Words, the second volume of short writings from master minimalist Peter Cherches.

There's a thin line between memoir and fiction, and Peter Cherches walks it in Autobiography Without Words. We follow the main character, variously known as Pete, Mr. Cherches and Peter Cherches, through the big and small adventures of life, from childhood crimes and punishments to trips to India and Mars. A departure from the cool minimalism of Cherches' previous collection, Lift Your Right Arm, this book will break your heart, mess with your head and have you rolling on the floor, all at once.

Autobiography Without Words by Peter Cherches will be available March 8, 2017 through Small Press Distribution, Baker & Taylor, Bertrams, directly from the publisher's website, and in fine local bookstores worldwide. The page at Pelekinesis for supplemental material is here:

About the author

Called “one of the innovators of the short short story” by Publishers Weekly, Peter Cherches is a writer, singer and lyricist. Over the past 40 years his writing, both fiction and nonfiction, has appeared in dozens of magazines, anthologies and websites. His first recording as a jazz vocalist, Mercerized! Songs of Johnny Mercer, was released in 2016. He is the author of three previous prose collections, most recently Lift Your Right Arm, which Pelekinesis published in 2013. Cherches is a native of Brooklyn, New York.

About the publisher

Pelekinesis is an independent book publishing company focusing on the development of literary-minded authors and artists by embracing the evolving publishing paradigm and creatively supporting the skills of these talented individuals. Full catalog and press material can be found at


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