Anything He Wants
Finalist, The Eric Hoffer Book Prize
Expanded edition, with an additional story!
Eleven stories about people struggling with themselves as they struggle with the world around them. Whether their problems involve failed fixer-uppers, prairie dogs, leprosy, drunk Canadian Mounties or parolees holding grudges, the characters of Anything He Wants look for simplicity in complicated lives.
"A pleasure to read, a pleasure to inhabit, the stories in Anything He Wants remind us why we want to read in the first place. Extraordinary work by a writer about whom too little is known." -Frederick Barthelme
"This book is one of those very few that leave you living in its weather. Long after reading it you'll find yourself wondering if your garbage can has a secret nocturnal life; you'll feel your elbows sticking to the vinyl tablecloth too long on a table at which you have no right to be. Weems' characters are desperate, one and all, and each is indelible." -Catherine Doty
The Way of It - New and Selected
volume 11 of the Cheap Stories series
"Weems has always seen his mission as sharing the contemporary plight of the confused, sad, and inspired masses, and his characters are more like us now than ever. Over and again, the rush of conversation coupled with a galvanizing narrative exceed his wise aim." -Camille Renshaw
The Cheap Stories eBook series
Short eBooks, cheap as hell!
Stories for a song! (Literally!)
Stark Raving Blue
The Cheap Stories compendium
The Cheap Stories series offered short, cheap eBooks of new literature. Now, Richard K. Weems offers Stark Raving Blue, a print compendium of the 11-volume Cheap Stories series. Stories and essays about sex, violence, loneliness, teleporting pigs, bondage, punk rock, vandalism, runaway Nazis, soup, disgruntled Easter bunnies, arson, alcoholism, boxing and dwarf tossing...among other things.
"These stories exhibit the enormous range of a great writing talent and his particularly wry version of modern humanity...You must read this book."
“Richard Weems is a big, generous, weird guy whose stories too are generous and weird.”-Padgett Powell
From Now On, You're Back
Richard K. Weems brings us ten more short stories of characters sorting out the intricacies of a world that refuses to be nothing less than unfathomable. See why Camille Renshaw says, "Weems has always seen his mission as sharing the contemporary plight of the confused, sad, and inspired masses, and his characters are more like us now than ever."