Blister and Other Stories

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Obie Books
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.54 inches | 0.78 pounds

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About the Author
Brian Biswas has published over sixty short stories in the United States as well as internationally. His short story "A Betrayal" was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and anthologized in The Irreal Reader. He is the author of the short story collection A Betrayal and Other Stories (Rogue Star Press) and the novel The Astronomer (Whiskey Tit Press). He is listed in the International Writers and Authors Who's Who, Marquis Who's Who, and the Internet Speculative Fiction Database.
"Brian Biswas is a literary mage. He can take the base materials of a historical romance, or a contemporary love affair, or a seagoing adventure, and make them dance in the fairy light of the Uncanny Valley. The titles of the stories in this, his newest collection, give you an idea of their eldritch intentions: 'Julie's Murderer, ' 'The House in the Forest, ' 'The Town that Went to Sleep.' These are modern folktales. The sheer variety in the book is astonishing, worthy of a Scheherazade, and, indeed, the master storyteller herself is invoked in 'Twelve Nights and a Night.' The final story is a witty updating of Kafka, via Lewis Carroll. Storytelling is Biswas' calling card; he understands the power of Story, with a capital S. Read him because he is a master artificer, utilizing a prose that is both pellucid and shimmering." - Corey Mesler, author of Cock-a-Hoop, and The World is Neither Stacked for Nor Against You: Selected Short Stories
". . . each story compellingly puts its characters in tough spots that prove to be both gloomy and unexpected." - Kirkus Reviews
". . . inventive, genre-blending, briskly paced, tales with elements of the speculative, magical realism, and social critique . . . The best of Biswas's often fable-like tales achieve a thought-provoking depth." - Booklife