"A popcorn novel with a huge heart and deep soul. I fell in love with Lou."
"A trippy, page turner. A beautiful mess that leaves a strange, but satisfying taste in your mouth."
"Dark, hilarious, spot on, if you cheer for underdogs, this book is for you."
"Absurd and entertaining. Absurdly entertaining."
"A true escape. On the edge of satire, dark comedy, and psychedelic thriller."
"I"d follow Lou anywhere. A rich feast of a book filled with mystery, humor, and history."
"A white-knuckle ride through Chicago's deepest underbelly ."
"If I had known all of this was in my video store, I would've gone so much more."
"A book about sobriety, fear, courage, and finding yourself after being lost. "
September, 2008. Lou is a true-blue Chicagoan, ten years sober, and the owner of an old school video store struggling to stay relevant in a digital world and a gentrifying neighborhood. Cigarette in one hand, ukulele in the other, he’s watching the world change around him when a stranger with tattooed hands walks in and offers him a radical way out. Once he steps out from behind the counter, the stranger introduces him to a moonlit, psychedelic Chicago not found in any guidebooks or top ten lists. Forced to confront the disappearance of his twin brother and his own demons, Lou’s trip into his innerworld could save his life, his store, and the people he loves...or unleash the hell broth bubbling below the surface of the city.
North Coast Video is a book about yourself in the mirror and seeing who's really looking back.
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Justin Robert Jahnke is the author of
North Coast Video. He lives and writes in San Antonio, Texas with his family and his Boston Terrier, Josie. North Coast Video is his debut novel. He has been an active songwriter and working musician since 1998.