The Stone Thrower

The Stone Thrower

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A bold voice in absurdist short fiction Intelligent clothing, superhero dictators, contagion-carrying computer games, cross-species reproduction. Welcome to the strange and startling world of Adam Marek; a menagerie of futuristic technology, sinister traditions, and scientifically grounded superpowers -- a place where the absurd and the mundane are not merely bedfellows, but interbreed. 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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 180 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 15.24mm | 272.16g
  • Montreal, Canada
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1770411429
  • 9781770411425

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"Marek's talent for an almost sweet grotesqueness is on full display." --"National Post "
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About Adam Marek

Adam Marek is an award-winning short story writer. He won the 2011 Arts Foundation Short Story Fellowship and was shortlisted for the inaugural Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award. He is the author of "Instruction Manual for Swallowing," which was nominated for the Frank O'Connor Prize.
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117 ratings
4.06 out of 5 stars
5 37% (43)
4 40% (47)
3 18% (21)
2 3% (4)
1 2% (2)
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