The Near Future

Joe Ashby Porter
  • “No writer of Porter's gifted generation has shown greater daring or has earned higher praise.” —Citation, American Academy of Arts and Letters

  • “The Near Future is a little jewel of a book, a very funny novel about getting—among other things—old, and in Florida, and with less than one's entire dignity intact. Porter's comic imagination is of the truly droll sort, and with it he hones very closely in upon the truth—alas. ” —Richard Ford

  • “In The Near Future, Joe Ashby Porter has created a little world of flowering sadness rooted in a terrain of early-bird specials, Spanish moss, and trailer parks. A world of love among the ruined under the burning Florida sun. This is a wonderful book by an artist who conjures wonders from the ordinary.” —Frederic Tuten