On February 9th, 1964 the Beatles made their first phenomenal American appearance on The Ed Sulllivan Show in New York. At the same time, thousands of miles away, one of their biggest fans was being conceived.
As the unnamed narrator of Fake Paul scours every trace of the most boyish Beatles history in Liverpool and New York, Beach uncovers the poetic in dingy, sweating, underground bars, out-of-body concert experiences, and stolen wax museum heads. When Paul is found in the guise of a tribute band bassist, Beach explores those moments where obsession crosses over into possession, and love becomes an exercise in blind self-destruction.
For anyone who has ever thought that if they could just get close enough, they would prove that their love is the truest.
"A playful and more than slightly crazed narrative that somehow manages to articulate my experience of longing and infatuation."
--Kerry Clare, picklemethis.com
Kimmy Beach is the author of four poetry collections: Nice Day for Murder: Poems for James Cagney, alarum within: theatre poems, fake Paul, and in Cars. She has an honours degree in English from the University of Alberta. Kimmy lives in Red Deer, Alberta with her husband.