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Author of <i>Buffalo Lockjaw </i> Returns to City

By Joyce Kryszak

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Buffalo, NY – Two painful subjects get an insightful and darkly funny treatment by an emerging author from Buffalo. Greg Ames left Buffalo years ago to pursue his writing career in New York City. But he returns this week to talk about his new book featuring his hometown. Buffalo Lockjaw is a novel that peers into the conflicting personalty of the declining city. It also examines the conflicts of coping with the declining and devastating disease of Alzheimer's. Ames appears at 7:00 PM at Talking Leaves Books on Main Street. But he stopped by our studios first to talk with WBFO's Joyce Kryszak about Buffalo Lockjaw.

Ames said all you need to do is think about the clenched expression on the faces of Buffalonians all winter long to know where the title comes from. But Buffalo Lockjaw is much more than another joke book about Buffalo. Ames tells us how the city and the characters help unlock the clenching realities of Alzheimers.

Click the audio player above to hear Joyce Kryszak's interview now or use your podcasting software to download it to your computer or iPod.