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Daddy'sby Lindsay Hunter
"Lindsay Hunter's Daddy's is a powerful debut collection of short fiction, filled with raw, transgressive stories, emotionally empty characters, and some really freaky sex. It's not for the faint of heart, so consider yourself warned — or intrigued!" Sheila Ashdown, Powells.com (Read the entire Powells.com review)
Synopses & Reviews
Lindsay Hunter tells the stories no one else will in ways no one else can. In this down and dirty debut she draws vivid portraits of bad people in worse places. A woman struggles to survive her boyfriend's terror preparations. A wife finds that the key to her sex life lies in her dog's electric collar. Two teenagers violently tip the scales of their friendship. A rising star of the new fast fiction, Hunter bares all before you can blink in her bold, beautiful stories. In this collection of slim southern gothics, she offers an exploration not of the human heart but of the spine; mixing sex, violence and love into a harrowing, head-spinning read.
"Lindsay Hunter wont be caught lie-telling in the name of nice. The miniature stories in Daddy's are fierce and unapologetic. When the We's she voices say the axblade was bloody with dirt, what they mean is the neighbors' swingset creaked and moaned next door and we heard a child's voice say Never ever. When I'm looking again for my next undoing, I'll crack open Daddy's, and get the true news they tell us we'd be better off not hearing.” Kyle Minor, author of In the Devils Territory
In Daddy's, babies mean blood, and nipples are like lit match heads.” Lindsay Hunter transgresses where others fear to tread.” Terese Svoboda, author of Pirate Talk
Each tiny, diamond story — precise, comic, poised at the edge of surreal — contains one brutal life force tearing itself off the page. You can hold Daddy's in your hands and feel it breathing.” Deb Olin Unferth, author of Vacation
You ever fed yourself something bad? Like a candied rattlesnake, or a couple fingers of antifreeze? Nope? You seen what it done to other people? Like while they're flopping around on the floor you're thinking about how they're fighting to live. Like while they're dying they never looked so alive? That's what Daddy's is like. In this collection of toxic Southern gothics, packaged as a bait box of temptation, Lindsay Hunter offers an exploration not of the human heart but of the spine; mixing sex, violence and love into a harrowing, head-spinning read that'll push you a little further toward flopping.
About the Author
Lindsay Hunter lives in Chicago, where she is the co-host of Quickies!. Daddy's is her first book.
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