Nowhere Fast - ECW Press

Nowhere Fast

Blake, Yashin

  • The devil meets his match in a Bathurst Street laundromat. A Vietnam vet’s sister is terrified by his unexpected return. The kid who spends too much time in the garage fixates on the battle of Midway — and then breaks all the rules at the high school talent show. A middle-aged social worker’s job moves in with him. Over-priced coffee gets served and an old piano teacher finally learns who McCoy Tyner is. In Nowhere Fast, Yashin Blake’s riveting debut collection of short fiction, the world is uncere-moniously unplugged — his characters confront the fallout, the stillness, and silence, with a new, devastating vulnerability. And you will too.
  • Yashin Blake writes in his Toronto basement, listening to Slayer, while his family sleeps upstairs. In the mornings he leaves to teach an adult literacy class.

  • Published: June 2004

    ISBN: 9781550226454

    Dimensions: 6 x 9 in.

    Pages: 170