Jayme Karales’s sophomore publication Practice Makes Perfect will be released in paperback and eBook this December by Clash Books.
Wedding videographer Heath Álvarez is looking for something new in his life and, in turn, finds elementary school teacher and stand up comedian Paul Brokovich. Fed up with routine and educating the susceptible youth of Parkins’ Elementary, Paul hires Álvarez to document his life in the 24 hours leading up to his most crucial gig to date.
What Álvarez discovers about Paul and the lengths he’ll go to gain acceptance in the comedy community, however, will unhinge him.
“Practice Makes Perfect captures the rootlessness of our own time as deftly as Hemingway did in The Sun Also Rises. This is not only a skilled novella, but an important one.”
– Charles Bane, Jr. , poet laureate nominee & author of The Chapbook, Love Poems, Three Seasons: Letters With Donald Hall, The Ends Of The Earth: Collected Poems, and creator of The Meaning Of Poetry for The Gutenberg Project.
“The most socially relevant book I’ve read in a while. A necessary discourse on comedy in the age of political correctness.”
– Ken Dereste Dorcely, author of Life Tone Changed