The comic and tragic stories in Disturbing Identities explore the significance of love, creativity and madness in the lives of individuals as they struggle for meaning and purpose in a less than hospitable world.
About the author
Poet, fiction writer, and playwright J. J. Steinfeld lives on Prince Edward Island, where he is patiently waiting for Godot’s arrival and a phone call from Kafka. While waiting, he has published twenty-two books: two novels, Our Hero in the Cradle of Confederation (1987) and Word Burials (2009), thirteen short story collections—The Apostate's Tattoo (1983), Forms of Captivity and Escape (1988), Unmapped Dreams (1989), The Miraculous Hand and Other Stories (1991), Dancing at the Club Holocaust (1993), Disturbing Identities (1997), Should the Word Hell be Capitalized? (1999), Anton Chekhov was Never in Charlottetown (2000), Would You Hide Me? (2003), A Glass Shard and Memory (2010), Madhouses in Heaven, Castles in Hell (2015), An Unauthorized Biography of Being (2016), and Gregor Samsa Was Never in The Beatles (2019)—and seven poetry collections, An Affection for Precipices (2006), Misshapenness (2009), Identity Dreams and Memory Sounds (2014), Absurdity, Woe Is Me, Glory Be (2017), A Visit to the Kafka Café (2018), Morning Bafflement and Timeless Puzzlement (2020), and Somewhat Absurd, Somehow Existential (2021).
Other titles by J.J. Steinfeld
Acting on the Island
And Other Prince Island Stories, New and Selected
Somewhat Absurd, Somehow Existential
Morning Bafflement and Timeless Puzzlement
Gregor Samsa Was Never in The Beatles
A Visit to the Kafka Café
Absurdity, Woe Is Me, Glory Be
An Unauthorized Biography of Being
Madhouses in Heaven, Castles in Hell
Identity Dreams and Memory Sounds
Poetry New & Selected