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Looking Good and Having A Good Time

Fawn Parker
12 × 16.5 cm
61 pages

“These four stories etch out the topography of modern estrangement with a diamond-cutter’s tools. Wry, surprising, and seemingly effortless, Parker’s prose offers a glimpse into an uncanny world where the familiar slow-dances with the absurd and comes away with sweaty—and indelible—handprints on its jeans. An assured and remarkable debut.”
- Anna Leventhal, author of Sweet Affliction

Cohabitation with John Travolta; a never-ending Canadian Shield; the ghost of Steve Jobs wailing from a cracked iPhone 3; culturally-appropriating kimonos from Urban Outfitters named “Love”; the stories in Parker’s Looking Good and Having a Good Time are sharp, delightful, surprising, and, most importantly, never boring. Parker’s characters engage awkwardly with the world around them, while her vivid imagination and sense of humor allow them to reach dizzying heights.

Fawn Parker is a writer from Toronto. She studies creative writing and English literature at Concordia University in Montreal. Her work has been published in Joyland, Hobart, and The Quietus. This is her first book.

Softcover, first edition, first printing.

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