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Bridge Daughter

Bridge Daughter by Jim Nelson

A young girl must bear her mother’s child

Young Hanna thinks her thirteenth birthday will be no different than the one before—until her mother explains the facts of life. Hanna is a “bridge daughter,” born pregnant with her parents’ child. In a few months she will give birth and die, leaving her parents with their true daughter.

“Hauntingly beautiful…a disturbing view of an alternate America.” – K. McCutchen, Amazon review


Edward Teller Dreams of
Barbecuing People

Edward Teller Dreams of Barbecuing People by Jim Nelson“My father studied thermonuclear reactions. He could explain Nagasaki at the subatomic level.”

Welcome to Livermore, California, the early 1980s. Gene Harland introduces you to a world of Cold War politics, swimming pools, crushy love, and genuine loss in Jim Nelson’s new novel Edward Teller Dreams of Barbecuing People.


A Concordance of One’s Life

A Concordance of One's Life by Jim Nelson

“‘A Concordance of One’s Life’…lends itself quite easily to artistic interpretation because, in many ways, it’s about a struggle to find meaning.” – San Francisco Chronicle

A Concordance of One’s Life is Jim Nelson’s first collection of short fiction. Featuring ten stories, Nelson introduces you to a unique and unforgettable menagerie of fictive worlds that abut the fine edge of what’s possible and what lays just beyond while remaining intensely personal, quietly human, and deftly enjoyable.


Everywhere Man

Everywhere Man by Jim Nelson

“Nelson manages to merge two seemingly disparate worlds: the hard science of code and the creativity of fiction. The result is a fantastic story rendered unusually real.” – KQED Arts

“It was a year ago today we discovered the Everywhere Man…”

Join the search for a mysterious man obscured and faceless but omnipresent in millions of tourist photos taken along San Francisco’s historic cable car routes. Never identified, his anonymity quietly frustrates the fabric of the city’s digital history until the final explosive moment arrives when he can no longer be ignored.