One Way Down (or Another) by Calder Lorenz

ISBN: 978-1-937865-83-2
180 pages
Release Date: February 22, 2017
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Publicity Interest


  • Review on Buzzfeed, 5 Dark Literary Reads To Check Out This Winter
  • Interview by Daniel Ford on The Writer’s Bone
  • Review by M.K. Rainey in Litro Magazine
  • Spotlight in The Mercury News, The San Francisco Bay Area is the star locale of new fiction and nonfiction book releases
  • Listed on Culturalist, The Top 10 Dark Reads With Deep Characters
  • Review on Brit+Co, 5 Refreshing Books for a Spring Escape
  • Showcase on New Pop Lit News, New Novel
  • Essay in Litro Magazine, My Streets of Memory
  • Review in Seattle Book Review
  • Review in San Francisco Book Review
  • Essay in Litro Magazine, Writing in the Realm of Alternative Facts
  • Interview by Ross Rojek on Audible Authors

Hell, if I stay in San Francisco, I’ll end up worse than dead,  I’ll end up working just so that I can afford to be broke.  I’ll end up like the men who stood in line to build the Golden Gate Bridge, only to fall from the heavens, replaced by the next man in line, just another asshole caught in a net, suspended there, broken back and all, dangling, hung out halfway to hell.

The voice above belongs to a young man who will cross every barrier he’d promised himself was un-crossable. He will have fistfights, soul fights. He will relapse. He will try to go home. He will try his best to ruin his life and the question is this: will he succeed?

Living in San Francisco, I’ve known of Lorenz’s work for years, and now the secret is out. Here’s an artist whose palette holds the colors beauty and brutality, squalor and tenderness. Lucky for us, he mixes them into literary combinations we’ve never known before. ‘One Way Down (Or Another)’ might be the best debut I’ve ever read!
—Joshua Mohr, author of Sirens

This authentic narrative will have you questioning your own inner dialogue.
—Buzzfeed, “5 Dark Literary Reads To Check Out This Winter”

Oddly inspiring and refreshingly witty, One Way Down (or Another) will seduce every reader into reevaluating their worst fears.
—Brit+Co, “5 Refreshing Books for a Spring Escape”

In the end, this is a novel content to follow its narrator’s lead, not looking for trouble but sometimes finding it, thriving instead on the strength of his rich inner dilemmas.
—Seattle Book Review, 4 out of 5 stars

One Way is brash, unapologetic, and grimy…much like San Francisco herself.”
—San Francisco Book Review, 5 stars