Saturday, April 13, 2019

Giveaway for The Story of the Y

Update: This giveaway has concluded and the prizes sent. 

Want to win a free copy of The Story of the Y and your choice of my other books or more books from Cabal Books or Thicke and Vaney? Here's your chance! This is what you need to do.

1. Take a picture of an album you like. It can be in any format; vinyl, CD, cassette, 8-track tape, reel-to-reel, or an mp3 list on your computer/mobile device. In the picture, also include a piece of paper that says, "Is this Y. Bhekhirst?"

2. Post it on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and tag me in it. Be sure you tag me, otherwise I won't see it.

3. One winner will be randomly chosen to win a copy of The Story of the Y, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Saying Goodbye, and the sky is black and blue like a battered child. Or, if you prefer, instead of the latter two books, you can replace them with your selection of any book published by Cabal Books or Thicke and Vaney.

4. The deadline is 4/27/2019. If you're the winner, I'll message you to get your book selection and where to mail them to.

Show me those albums!

Friday, April 12, 2019

The Story of the Y: Available Now!

Today is the release date of The Story of the Y from Cabal Books. You can order the paperback from Amazon. The Kindle version will be coming soon as well

Order The Story of the Y here.

Here's what other authors have said about the novel.

"A heady, bizarre trip with all the razor-sharp wit of a Cohen Brothers screenplay in a box of Ginsu knives." - Vincenzo Bilof, author of The Violators

"Cool, sharp and enigmatic" - Garrett Cook, author of A God of Hungry Walls

"There is a group of fresh voices taking weirdness very seriously, and Ben Arzate is one of its leading figures. The Story of the Y is a mysterious, adventurous hybrid. This is the love child of Carlos Fuentes and Hunter S. Thompson, covered in blood and desert dust, screaming outside a Mexican restaurant. Listen to it." - Gabino Iglesias, author of Coyote Songs

Here's a short history of the book I wrote for the Cabal Books blog. 

Read it at

and Here's the book trailer.

Watch on Youtube