Callaci, Dennis: Five Ghost Stories BOOK


Dennis Callaci: Five Ghost Stories (Bamboo Dart Press)

Release date: Feb. 2021

Staff favorite! WE love Dennis Callaci's fiction as much as we love his band, Refrigerator, and his Shrimper label. Check it out and be rewarded.

Five Ghost Stories is a collection of five meditations on isolation and absence, each with an abstract connection to the ghost towns that were quickly built in all of our hollowed-out cities over 2020. These stories drive through these new spaces in first gear, flash lighting, searching. Survivors carry those lost within them, in their rib cage, in their heart. Here are five ghost stories, the first one before you and the other four memorized by heart and waiting in their chambers.

"Five Ghost Stories is lyrical, often self-deprecating, and alternatingly fierce and tender.' - Meg Pokrass

Dennis Callaci was born in Corona, California and has bounced around Southern California his entire life. He runs the record label Shrimper, noted for bringing forth the earliest recordings from Amps For Christ, Woods, Franklin Bruno, Lou Barlow's Sentridoh, The Mountain Goats,and a few hundred other releases over the course of the last thirty years. He is also in the band Refrigerator who have released twelve records over those three decades as well as solo records by Callaci. His first book, 100 Cassettes, was published by Pelekinesis in 2019.