At the core of Adam Marek’s much-anticipated second short story collection is a single, unifying theme: a parent’s instinct to protect a particularly vulnerable child. Whether set amid unnerving visions of the near-future or grounded in the domestic here-and-now, these stories demonstrate that, sometimes, only outright surrealism can do justice to the merciless strangeness of reality, that only the fantastically illogical can steel us against what ordinary life threatens.
Bonus BackLit materials will include an interview and a list of Marek’s recommended books.
Published: April 2013
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 in.
"Marek sinks his hooks into you within seconds . . . The stories are not just wild and engaging, but also a necessary way for the author to make sense of the world." — The Georgia Straight
"Throw away your preconceptions of the short story, because Adam Marek is single-handedly reviving the genre." — Scene Magazine