The Last Vanishing Man and Other Stories

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Third Man Books
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5.2 X 8.0 X 0.8 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author
Matthew Cheney's debut collection of fiction, Blood: Stories, won the Hudson Prize and was published by Black Lawrence Press in 2016. His academic book Modernist Crisis and the Pedagogy of Form: Woolf, Delany, and Coetzee at the Limits of Fiction was published by Bloomsbury in 2020. About That Life: Barry Lopez and the Art of Community will be published by Punctum Books in the Fall of 2022. He is Assistant Professor and Director of Interdisciplinary Studies at Plymouth State University. His work has been published by Conjunctions, Woolf Studies Annual, One Story, English Journal, Weird Tales, Strange Horizons, Best Gay Stories 2016, Literary Hub, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and elsewhere. He is the former series editor for the Best American Fantasy anthologies, and the co-editor, with Eric Schaller, of the occasional online magazine The Revelator.

Matthew Cheney's stories in The Last Vanishing Man are fables of survival and community. His fully relatable characters are up against the same environmental, social, and political problems we all face today. Weird, dark, and wonderful visions and hallucinations from a wholly unique voice. --Jeffrey Ford, World Fantasy, Nebula, Edgar, and Shirley Jackson Award-winning author of A Natural History of Hell

"An unforgettable collection of ghost-haunted memory and blighted futures, in the lives of people from the isolated and quietly paranoid to the criminally insane--brutal and beautiful." --Franz Nicolay, musician The Hold Steady and author of The Humorless Ladies of Border Control and Someone Should Pay for Your Pain

Matthew Cheney's stories know how to make a boy look around on the subway as if to ask people CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS?!" --Sam J. Miller, Nebula- and Shirley Jackson Award-winning author of Boys, Beasts, and Men

Matthew Cheney is a citizen of those strange lands "beyond the fields we know," who brings back fever-dream reportage wrapped up in packages both bloody and colorful. - Paul Di Fillipo, Locus Magazine

Cheney's stories have a very close relationship with doom, annihilation, the unreachable prospect of solace. God help me, I love that about them! - Adrian Van Young

Cheney has a talent for the bleak and the beautiful, and it's well worth losing yourself within. Some of the most disturbing fiction I've read in a long time. - Peter Biello, New Hampshire Public Radio

In Matthew Cheney's "Hunger" ... the well-executed and unexpected ending makes this one special. - Paul Guran, Locus Magazine