How the Sun Shines on Noise
|UW-L Author:||Matthew Deshe Cashion, M.F.A.
Cashion, Matthew Deshe. How the Sun Shines on Noise. [Livingston, Ala.]: Livingston Press, University of West Alabama, 2004.
How the Sun Shines on Noise centers on the psychological journey of its
anti-hero, Leo Gray, who leaves his job as a tollbooth attendant at the
“…invites comparisons to John Kennedy Toole's A Confederacy of Dunces…an entertaining and memorable Southern picaresque…[a] humorous, bittersweet literary creation” (Charlotte Observer).
About the Author
Matthew Cashion was born in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, grew up in Brunswick, Georgia, earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from the University of Oregon, and now teaches Creative Writing and Literature at the University of Wisconsin—La Crosse. His first novel, How the Sun Shines on Noise (Livingston Press) was a finalist in the William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition. Recently, his short stories and poems have appeared in Passages North, The Sun, Willow Springs, Northwest Review, Fugue, and storySouth. His poem, "An Hour After Breakfast," appears in the 2009 Anthology The Mysterious Life of the Heart: Stories from The Sun about Passion, Longing, and Love. He is currently completing his second novel.