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November 19, 2008
Works initially debuted in snippets at the O-ho’s bookgasm eventually became published shorts in The New Yorker shortly after the interview, and spoke to a darker sensibility; even for the author of Timothy’s Turn to Cry, this was uncharted territory.

Close advisors, family friends, and his agent McCarthy initially worried; had Montgomery’s hard lifestyle caught up with his psyche? Were his ramblings a cry for help? Would this be the end of their meal ticket? Pre-released copies of the magazine wagered mixed reviews. His usual hard-hitting machismo prose was rendered impotent, leaving a salty, slightly acidic aftertaste in reviewer’s mouths.