War Of Attrition by Greg Walsh GWBK001
Non-fiction stories, societal oddities, and counter-culture observations; War of Attrition is a history book, of sorts, that begins in the early adolescence of writer Greg Walsh. Its contents have provoked the perspectives and passion behind well-known projects he has developed over the past two decades, including Hell on Earth, Coalition BMX, Wolf Brigade, and Theft of the Age. Hard lessons, flawed notions, and the "inciting incidents" that created him, artfully and forcefully narrated and illustrated in attempt to exorcise the least-cooperative demons. This collection shines a harsh-yet-heartfelt light into the deterioration of our human condition; Some monsters are real, certain stories simply don't have a silver lining, and not everything that doesn't kill us, makes us stronger... There are some curses that can be broken; The curse of awareness, is not among them.
About the author:
Greg Walsh has walked upright down a path of resistance for most of his life. The discovery of BMX bike riding and hardcore music in early adolescence derailed the train of convention and sparked a love affair with the underground that continues to burn strong. Channeling the creativity that had been misguidedly relegated to youthful mischief and wrong-righting, Greg immersed himself in counter-culture. Through patience and perseverance, he began to make marks of his own within it, and has never looked back. Writing intertwined itself with all his successes and setbacks, and has served as chronicle to the strange and often dangerous occurrences that were never far behind. Greg’s non-fiction storytelling has been both catharsis and corruptor; if any resolution was found, it has never been without shining harsh light into dark corners, and being made to look. In fiction, Greg creates characters that we either want to run towards and embrace or run screaming from, appeasing the notion that sometimes what appalls us on one hand, appeals to us in-kind; the strongest responses in his life have been evoked by things in equal part good and evil. Theft of the Age, Volume 1 is Greg’s first full-length work of fiction. He has also published ‘War of Attrition’- a non-fiction anthology filled with stories, letters to real and imaginary people, and unnerving cultural observations. Driven by discontent, Greg continues to scheme, write, subvert, struggle, and progress, and aims to provoke many others to do the same. He currently lives and works on the east side of Rochester, New York.