Short Shrift Fictions
by Yuriy Tarnawsky
Female barbers attached to a pair of scissors that won’t stop, women who can’t conceal hard-earned wads of hundred dollar bills sticking up under their polka dot bikini bottoms, adulteresses who bludgeon their husbands to bloody deaths, Dostoyevskian prostitute virgins, compulsive seductresses who delight in torturing tall wimpy men, all shown in a blinding bright light on an absurdist stage. Are crocodiles capable of smiling if they can’t cry? You’ll find the answer in this dazzling new collection of absurdist “short shrift fictions” by the author of THE PLACEBO EFFECT TRILOGY.
$12.95 / trade paperback; 118 pp.