news | Wednesday August 3, 2016

The dog days of summer, and The Days of Fall

Our first book of the Fall 2016 season has arrived! Admittedly it’s a little early – it now being August, we have only just reached the “dog days of summer” – but is it ever too early to add another book to your reading list? We say nay. Add away!

Let yourself be excited and delighted by a new collection of very short stories, The Days ($14.95). Farrant’s artfully spare, absurdist stories – averaging a couple of paragraphs each – offer enough food for thought (and mood) to keep you going for months. Dip in occasionally to be reminded of the strangeness of us, or read from beginning to end and immerse yourself in a slightly skewed version of reality – one in which people are frank and the world is unforgiving as it shimmers like light on water, sometimes blinding, always dazzling. After all, it’s hard to worry about the future when you’re laughing at the hilarious absurdity of daily life.

Wet your whistle by reading “French Connection,” a story from The Days, on Meta-Talon.

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