Surface Children - A Book Of Short Stories

Surface Children - A Book Of Short Stories

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Dean Blake has once again demonstrated his mastery of the art of storytelling in this much-anticipated collection of short stories.

From a satirical tale of a group of teenagers who crave nothing but perfection to a horrific account of a young man who claims to eat people, Surface Children introduces its readers to a generation consumed by vanity, self-indulgence, violence and a twisted understanding of love and heartbreak.

Addictive, funny, brave and sometimes heartbreaking, Surface Children is said to be Dean Blake's most significant work to date.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 238 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 13mm | 240g
  • English
  • 0992369010
  • 9780992369019
  • 3,147,352

Review quote

"These short stories paint a troubling picture of a generation of young people that are the result of self-help books, social media, and absent parents. Often times bleak, pessimistic, and sometimes horrific, it is lifted and bound by romantic vignettes that somehow provide hope in our 'Generation End'.

Written with growing confidence, this book of short stories, parables, blog posts and heartbreak is very highly recommended."

"Now that I've finally finished Surface Children, I can safely say that it's entertained me much more than I thought it would. Each LOOSELY connected story ranges from humorous to bizarre to slightly twisted - each story is written from the point of view from a young adult and focuses on themes of vanity, love and desperation. My favourite stories in Surface Children would be The Things We Do For Those Who Don't Love Us, What Happened To Valentine's Day and The Worst Thing Jude Has Ever Done (this one is kind of messed up). You can actually read a lot of Dean's work (including What Happened To Valentine's Day and another story, Los Angeles Angie) for free on his website at"

"The stories have been fun to read and reread. I'm planning to read them again very son. Very enjoyable for sure."
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