Medium Hero and other stories

Published by Turner Publishing December 2015, Lenker’s first book features twenty-seven stories culled from his fifteen years as a solo touring indie artist. The stories are as colorful as his titles suggest — “Rat’s Dude”, “Manboy and the Mafia Table”, “Catlady” — and flourish under his descriptive, empathetic pen. From a romantic encounter turned family crisis, to a humorous eulogy for his recently deceased piano teacher, to an unlikely visit with a convicted felon in a California desert, he has distilled an unusual life into a few potent vignettes you will read more than once. Korby is in love with the world and has the gift of making readers see things his way.

Press Quotes:

“By chance, I saw Korby play music one night and knew I had to meet him. The stories in Medium Hero are just like his songs — clever and well-crafted, with a tendency to linger in your mind long after you’ve finished reading. Very entertaining!”

                                 - Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple

 

"Korby Lenker's keen control of narrative voice is spot-on in each of these stories -- distinctive, disarming, entertaining, and completely convincing.” 

                                - Tim O’Brien, author of The Things They Carried

 

“These stories straddle a border between an Everyman’s search for meaning and a highly specialized look at modern Americana…A quick, pleasurable set of short stories that track the emotional and intellectual struggle of several young men.”

                                - Kirkus Reviews

 

Watch Korby describe his book in this short video.

Purchase an autographed copy of Medium Hero HERE.