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NEW NOVEL

The Shooting


Unnamed Press

  Out now:



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"A novel of piercing power and unforgiving vision."

Electric Literature


"An inventive, pointed, at times even majestic book."

The Nervous Breakdown


"A timely and scathing indictment of our current gun-happy culture, cross-cutting hearts and minds in his incomparable take-no-prisoners style. Another stunner from Boice."

Elizabeth Crane



Clayton Kabede is a regular New York City kid, the son of immigrant parents living in the basement unit of an upscale apartment building where his father works as the superintendent. Lee Fisher lives in the penthouse of that same building — wealthy, paranoid, and armed. One night while sleepwalking, Clayton knocks on Fisher’s door.

A gun explodes.

The Shooting
is the story of the journey to this moment and the lives caught in its wake.













NEW SHORT FICTION


"Man Opening His Wallet"

fiction

  Short story in Fiction magazine

in issue 62, out now













NEW ESSAY


 
The Sad Rush and Dark Power of Firing a Gun

James Boice Finds America at the Gun Range

lit hub












ESSAY

 
Our Nation’s Culture Is Gun Culture

On Writing The Shooting

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ESSAY

 
How High Culture Sustains Gun Culture

Ten Novels in Which the Symbolism of the Gun is Hard to Ignore

lit hub













ESSAY


 
After Orlando, We Must Ask How Our Society Got This Way

There's a reason we saw such violence this weekend, and why that violence will continue.

rolling stone













JOURNALISM


 
Inevitability or pipe dream?: Meet the Second Amendment repealists

A handful of people are taking gun control activism a step further. Is anyone listening?


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tgatg





The Good and the Ghastly: A Novel

Scribner



indie bound



A wild satire of our own society, The Good and the Ghastly is a visceral novel centered on two people linked through violence, informed by Boice's unnerving sense of reality and pathology.



"A great book" Esquire

"Amped-up…. Follows post-apocalyptic predecessors like A Canticle for Leibowitz in dramatizing man's genius for misconstruing history and compulsively repeating destructive mistakes." Wall Street Journal



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nova                 
NoVA: A NOVEL

Scribner


indie bound


A stunning, darkly humorous, visceral novel set in the suburbs of Northern Virginia and centered on a teenager’s suicide.



"The best novel to appear in the last five years." —Mike Lindgren, The L Magazine

"
Gripping, astonishingly accomplished novel" —Open Letters Monthly


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MVP: A NOVEL

Scribner




indie



MVP is superstar Gilbert Marcus's life storyfrom conception to excessive privilege to immutable obligation to his act of incredible violence.


"Stunning debut" Publisher's Weekly (starred review)

"An incredible novel" Sherman Alexie


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JB             
                                                                                                                          
Photo by Michael Turek             

My novels are: The Good and the Ghastly (Scribner, 2011), NoVA (Scribner, 2009), MVP (Scribner, 2007) and The Shooting (Unnamed Press, 2016). My work has been in Esquire, McSweeney’s, Fiction, Salt Hill, Post Road, Salon, RollingStone.com and other places. I live in Jersey City, NJ.


Contact:

For information and inquiries regarding The Shooting contact Olivia Smith at Unnamed Press


Email: jamesboice.writer@gmail.com