A Bowl Full of Nails (Harvard Square Editions) received an

Independent Publishers IPPY Award.

It was also a finalist for a Bellwether Prize for socially engaged fiction.

Charles Degelman launched it at Barnes & Noble, April 21, 2015

Charles Degelman reads an excerpt on public radio


Fiery young Gus Bessemer vows to stop the war in Vietnam. His weapon of choice? Guerrilla street theater. But when a shotgun-wielding riot squad loads up with live ammo, Gus’ defiant art attack screeches to a halt.

Nursing rage and confusion, Gus heads for the Colorado Rockies to get his head together, only to discover that—even surrounded by rugged mountain beauty—there’s no escaping the war at home . . . or himself.

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