Reading it I could taste the LA smog. Here pain comes at you like a Mack truck relentless and unavoidable. Don t blink. Keep reading. Dan Fante
, author of Corksucker, Chump Change, Mooch and Spitting Off Tall Buildings.
A blistering account of addiction, love, hope and the downside of the American Dream...
Dazed and Confused.
Digging the Vein is mining diamonds for the crown of the King of Hell
--John Giorno, Giorno Poetry Systems, author of You Got To Burn To Shine.
About the Author
In a previous life (born 1978 in Blackburn) Tony O'Neill played keyboards for bands and artists as diverse as Kenickie, Marc Almond and The Brian Jonestown Massacre. After moving to Los Angeles his promising career was derailed by heroin addiction, quickie marriages and crack abuse. While kicking methadone he started writing about his experiences on the periphery of the Hollywood Dream and he has been writing ever since. He lives in New York where he works a variety of odd jobs and writes.
Tony O'Neill is a founding member of the Brutalists, a literary collective including authors Adelle Stripe and Ben Myers