Innovative with narrative and voice, the novel chronicles the life of Walt Whitman Woodcock, a Southwest Texas ranch boy who comes to Columbia, SC with a seven-point plan for achieving true bliss. Armed with a phonographic memory—everything he hears, he remembers—a job waiting tables at the Dixie Fish, and a fraudulent admission to graduate school, W.W.W. sets about the task of creating nirvana in the capital of South Carolina . . .
Published in 2011 by Ink Brush Press, Dixie Fish is Andrew Geyer's second novel. Nineteen years in the making, the book blends Greek philosophy, classic country, cool jazz, and the American democratic experiment to tell a heartrending tale of love and betrayal, self-sacrifice and greed, true bliss and dark violence.
Cover art by Austin, Texas artist Eric Beverly.