Iron City (White Whisker Books)
Join L.A. novelist David Scott Milton for the launch of his new novel, Iron City!
About Iron City: Frank Kalinyak, disgraced ex-cop, returns to Pittsburgh, Pa., “Iron City”, his hometown, from Tucson where he has been living a desperate existence since the death of his young daughter. He has been summoned home by Bobby Mack, an Assistant D.A., to find out who murdered an old high school friend. Kalinyak is swept into a whirlpool of bizarre killings, religious fanaticism, church duplicity, hustlers, cops, junkies, old friends gone bad. Amid the fractured landscape of Iron City, rusting mills, rotting industry, he struggles to find sense in his life. Ultimately he must ask: who is he and can he survive?
David Scott Milton started as an actor in New York, learning acting and playwriting at Theatre Genesis alongside Sam Shepard, Leonard Melfi, and Murray Mednick. Milton’s first play, Bread, appeared at the American Place theatre, and he had a half-dozen more plays appear Off-Broadway. Duet premiered on Broadway, starring Ben Gazzara. Milton’s play Skin won the Neil Simon Playwriting Award.
When Milton moved to Los Angeles in the seventies, he fell into film writing and fiction writing. Ivan Passer directed his first screenplay, Born to Win, starring George Segal and Karen Black. Iron City is his sixth novel.
He taught playwriting at USC starting in 1977, and for thirteen years, he also taught creative writing to men at the maximum security prison in Tehachapi. He wrote an article about the the prison for the Los Angeles Times (click here) and he created a one-man show, Murderers Are My Life, which was nominated as best one-man show by the Valley Theater League of Los Angeles.
THIS EVENT WAS RECORDED LIVE AT SKYLIGHT BOOKS NOVEMBER 4, 2011.