JIM RULAND / Forest of Fortune in conversation with JOSHUA MOHR

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 7:30pm



Something’s not right at Thunderclap Casino…


Forest of Fortune tells the story of three haunted souls -- an alcoholic, an epileptic, and a gambling addict -- who try to turn their luck around at a decrepit Indian casino. As they try to come to terms with the ways in which they are haunted by the past and struggle with their addictions, they must confront the malevolent force that won’t rest until old wrongs have been made right.


“Beguiling, nimble, and wonderfully weird, The Forest of Fortune is an out-of-left-field gem.” -- Patrick deWitt, author of The Sisters Brothers

“A little spooky, very funny, and thoroughly engrossing from start to finish. Ruland writes with real aplomb and takes no prisoners.” -- Fiona Maazel, author of Woke Up Lonely


Jim Ruland is the author of the short story collection Big Lonesome and co-author with Scott Campbell, Jr. of Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch of Giving the Finger. He is a freelance book reviewer for San Diego CityBeat and the Los Angeles Times and a columnist for Razorcake, America’s only non-profit independent music zine. His fiction and nonfiction has appeared in numerous publications, including The Believer, Esquire, Granta, Hobart and Oxford American Magazine, and his work has received awards from Canteen, Reader’s Digest and the National Endowment for the Arts. He runs the Southern California-based reading series Vermin on the Mount, now in its tenth year.

Joshua Mohr is the author of four novels, including Damascus, which The New York Times called “Beat-poet cool.”  He’s also written Fight Song and Some Things That Meant the World to Me, one of O Magazine’s Top 10 reads of 2009 and a San Francisco Chronicle best-seller, as well as Termite Parade, an Editors’ Choice on The New York Times Best Seller List.  His novel All This Life arrives next May.



Forest Of Fortune By Jim Ruland Cover Image
ISBN: 9781440579899
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Gallery Books - July 31st, 2014