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At times literary, at other times surreal, this collection offers a diverse range of stories that deal with real-life conflicts, human values, and coming-of-age experiences, all placed within fantastical settings. An author’s search for an elusive Kafka story leads to a potentially cursed book in “Bright Morning,” while in the award-winning “Exo-Skeleton Town,” humans dress in protective exoskins conveying the personas of bygone Hollywood movie stars in order to barter old Earth movies for an alien aphrodisiac. A young boy comes to term with “Creation” when he molds a man out of the detritus of a nearby forest, and in the title story, a great fantasy writer loses touch with the world he has created and pleads with his young assistant to help him visualize the story’s end and enable him to complete his greatest novel ever. An eclectic offering, these witty and modern fables blend mundane surroundings with eerie situations.

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Jeffrey Ford teaches writing and literature and is the author of The Beyond, The Empire of Ice Cream, The Girl in the Glass, Memoranda, The Physiognomy, Portrait of Mrs. Charbuque, and Vanitas. His award-winning short fiction has appeared in numerous science fiction and fantasy magazines and has been widely anthologized. He lives in Medford Lakes, New Jersey.

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