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The Octopus Rises
by Ryan Boudinot


Overview - Man, I had so many stab wounds, it was crazy. There I was at the conference center, and I hadn't even adequately prepared my presentation. And so begins "Bleeding Man and Wounded Deer," one of the stories in this collection of literary short fiction from the pen of acclaimed Seattle novelist Ryan Boudinot.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Man, I had so many stab wounds, it was crazy. There I was at the conference center, and I hadn't even adequately prepared my presentation. And so begins "Bleeding Man and Wounded Deer," one of the stories in this collection of literary short fiction from the pen of acclaimed Seattle novelist Ryan Boudinot. Bouncing between experimental fiction, absurdist farce, paranoid futurism, and stinging satire, Boudinot's funny, inventive prose lays bare the hopes and anxieties of our age. From a heartbreaking and pitch-perfect account of the end of Bert and Ernie's relationship, to a story about lovelorn robots looking for a "chop-shop owner who's willing to look the other way" in a world where robot sex is illegal, to a Miyazaki-esque story about an entire town that shares the same heart, Boudinot's prose crackles an acerbic wit. Also featuring: "Chopsticks" (the protaganist's cat who develops a hard drug problem); "An Essay and a Story about Motley Crue" (wish-fulfillment disguised as memoir); "I Used to Be a Plastic Bottle "; and "The Guy Who Kept Meeting Himself."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781606998472
  • ISBN-10: 1606998471
  • Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
  • Publish Date: August 2015
  • Page Count: 208
  • Dimensions: 5.25 x 6.75 x 0.81 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 pounds


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