A Book of Revelations

“Unlikely Heroes”

“Burch weaves a collection of crackerjack plot twists in which unlikely heroes seize the day. A colorful topography of mostly LGBT–related outings, forays, and adventures.” – Kirkus Reviews

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The HomePort Journals

A Provincetown Fantasia

2015 Wilde City Press
“Evocative, funny, and heartfelt, The HomePort Journals will be to Provincetown what Tales of the City is to San Francisco.”
William J. Mann,  Author The Men from the Boys series.

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Last Chance

Coming Soon from A. C. Burch

2016 HomePort Press
“The most memorable and formidable story. . . “Last Chance,” tells of a budding affair between a closeted male detective and an elegant murder suspect in the Bahamas. Over the course of several interrogations (including some in the form of fancy dinners, served by attentive young men), these two find that they have more in common than just the case at hand. ”
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Author A.C. Burch

A. C. Burch is the author of The HomePort Journals and A Book of Revelations. An avid sailor, photographer, and musician, he splits his time between Provincetown and South Beach

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A.C. Burch’s Instagram feed where he regularly posts pictures, including the occasional shot of Dori, the wonder-dog. She’s named for a character in The HomePort Journals.

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“Suddenly, during the “Liebestod,” life seemed to drain from him. One second he was conducting a gradual crescendo, coaxing forth broad waves of sound that crested over the tremolo in the strings. The next, during the decrescendo that follows, a veil dropped over his eyes.” – From “Götterdämmerung.” 
“Essentials must always be kept close at hand.” – From “Convergence.” 

By A. C. Burch 

A Book of Revelations

Tales of Courage, Passion, and Ingenuity,
where nothing is ever quite as it seems.

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Illustrations by Madeline Sorel.

“This is an eclectic collection of stories emanating from the periphery of society, from characters who have been marginalized, sometimes by choice, too often by circumstance, but who manage to find their voices within the oddest of constructs—accidents of fate, of consanguinity, of shared passion and understanding.

There are mysteries to solve, heroic acts to perform under the radar, tales to tell—tall or otherwise—and always, at the core, we discover how our humanity creates touchstones and opportunities to be more than we ever thought possible.”

Diane

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“Drag performers, detectives, and community moguls meet in Burch’s (The Homeport Journals, 2015, etc.) collection, which features coming-out stories with a twist… This collection tries to get at the core of what it feels like to be in the closet and addresses the doubts and reticence that come with taking the first steps out. Even stories that address other themes still include key divulgences… Overall, Burch weaves a collection of crackerjack plot twists in which unlikely heroes seize the day.”

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“Its circular turret was clad in multicolored bands of rolled asphalt, turning what had been an architectural tour de force into a psychedelic grain silo.” – From “Private Quarters.”
“Despite its dated, exaggerated style, the costume managed to accentuate Berta’s supersized sensuality. I found her appearance unnerving, yet fascinating: the way Frederick Fleet must have felt when, from the crow’s nest of the Titanic, he first saw the pale peaks of the iceberg dead ahead.” – From “Even In Death.”

The HomePort Journals

The HomePort Journals is a love story on many levels. Learning to love one’s self, love between men, and love that spans generations and backgrounds. Set in Provincetown, at the tip of Cape Cod, the story marks the struggles of a group of outsiders who find each other. In doing so, they find their better selves.  Click here for more about The HomePort Journals.

“Burch’s exquisite descriptions of Provincetown bring the Cape to life, and the more he reveals about the delightfully crotchety Dorrie and Lola and the effervescent, tragic Helena, the more captivating they become…. An often vivid portrait of Provincetown life and May-December friendships….”
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A. C.’s Blog

Legends, Leitmotifs, and a Bit of Burlesque

Behind the Scenes – With A. C. Burch Welcome to the first in a series of blogs sharing backstory and influences from A Book of Revelations. In this series, I’ll describe the genesis of each story—hopefully without giving away too much. Each blog will feature one...
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The Review is In

Those of you who follow this blog may know that I just reviewed Hans Hirschi’s book of short stories entitled, Shorts. Now it’s his turn. I was deeply touched by his kind words, and, trust me, neither of us hold back when we don’t like something. I...
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Hans Hirschi’s Latest

Short stories are often a tough read because the reader can be left wanting more than the author has opted to share. I happen to believe they are even tougher to write. It’s difficult to know with any certainty what to leave out, say nothing of creating backstory,...
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A (Darn Good) Writer’s Thoughts on Orlando

Writer Hans Hirschi’s thoughts on the Orlando Massacre

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The Return of the Whales and Other Musings

When the anniversary of the publication of The HomePort Journals arrived, I found myself thinking of themes that worked their way into the narrative almost on their own. This post was first seen on Cécile Sune’s Book Obsessed Blog. Many thanks to Cécile for her...
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