Publication date: May 2018
To kick-off the project, I’m offering a massively discounted
(almost a give-away) sale of art by my hand (and a few others) for a limited time only.
To see what’s available:
…Growing up in the South during the 40s and 50s, coming of age and ‘coming out’ in the Alaskan Arctic during the 60s, maturing as an artist in the Pacific Northwest during the 70s and 80s, Galen Garwood’s SELL THE MONKEY is a fascinating memoir, one of humor and poignancy, swimming through generations of racism, homophobia, alcoholism, and uncertainty. It is an engaging chronicle of living and surviving in Ida’s World, his glamorous and talented mother, who played ragtime piano at Alaska’s legendary Malamute Saloon; it is a tale of monkeys, snakes, pigs, elephants, and insects; a story full of eccentric characters–Keoga the Snake Man, Dirty Earl, Greasy John, Mad Irene. It’s about poets and painters, friends and lovers, art and sex, loss and discovery, and a life blessed by imagination.