Now Available from Down & Out Books: EAST BAY GREASE by Eric Miles Williamson

East Bay Grease by Eric Miles Williamson
East Bay Grease by Eric Miles Williamson
TAMPA, Fla. - June 21, 2018 - PRLog -- Down & Out Books is pleased to announce that EAST BAY GREASE, the debut novel by Eric Miles Williamson, is now available in trade paperback and ebook formats.


East Bay Grease, Eric Miles Williamson's now classic first novel, has received worldwide acclaim as one of the great depictions of working-class America in the latter half of the 20th century. The story of T-Bird Murphy, born in the tumultuous 1960s and raised in the ghettoes of Oakland by his mother, who rides with the Hell's Angels, his father, who is an ex-convict, and the father figures who range from musicians to construction workers, East Bay Grease is a novel of dignity, honor, and courage that has been compared to the works of John Steinbeck, Jack London, and Upton Sinclair.

Praise for EAST BAY GREASE …

"Williamson's writing becomes transcendent. His prose cuts loose in torrid rhythms that evoke the peril and exuberance of jazz." —The New York Times Book Review

"A confident debut, an arresting, often harrowing read." —The London Times

Meet the author …

Eric Miles Williamson was raised in Oakland, California, by Kent Williamson, who adopted him. He was a professional trumpet player, then became a construction worker, then went to college and became a writer. He now is raising his two sons in deepest South Texas, ten miles from the Rio Grande River and the Border Wall. Down & Out Books will be publishing his extensive letters and journals.

In its eighth year as an independent publisher of award-winning literary and crime fiction, Down & Out Books ( is based in Tampa, Florida. For more information about the book, to request a review copy of the book, or to inquire about an interview with the author, contact

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