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Fiction Short Stories (single Author)

A Token of My Affliction

by (author) Janette Platana

Tightrope Books
Initial publish date
Dec 2014
Short Stories (single author), Family Life
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Dec 2014
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2015 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Prize

These cheerfully disturbing, gleefully outraged, and chillingly beautiful stories break open the lives of apparently ordinary people who struggle and sometimes succeed in living without compromise, refusing to sacrifice the world they sense to the world they see, and where things can be true without ever being real. The range of this accomplished and poetic voice may cause vertigo, owing, as it does, as much to the Clash to Stephen King, to Caitlin Moran as to Flannery O'Connor, and something to David Sedaris. A Token of My Affliction will make you laugh while breaking your heart wide open.

About the author

Contributor Notes

Janette Platana was born and raised in Saskatchewan and now lives in Peterborough, Ontario, where she writes, plays music, and makes short films.

Editorial Reviews

"So funny. So perfect; so true. I really haven’t got one negative thing to say about this book. You should read it. Janette Platana is one of our best." —Richard Rosenbaum, Broken Pencil

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