Venture to a place where reality bends: where a dying butterfly may inspire a revelation, where after being electrocuted, an artist's body becomes a work of art, where a man may wake up after falling four stories to find himself face to face with his ten-year-old self. This outright defiance of that which we hold to be impossible is rooted to varying degrees in each story, not simply because fiction allows it, but because it is within the geography of the imagination that the lost souls of this collection attain transcendence and emotional reconciliation.
ADAM LINDSAY HONSINGER is a writer, teacher, and illustrator. He completed an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Guelph. His debut novel Gracelessland (Enfield & Wizenty) was published in 2015.
"In Somewhere North of Normal, people strive to see clearly through distortions while encountering the mysteries that are other people and navigating trajectories that are bound to swerve. Adam Lindsay Honsinger renders this landscape of the strangely recognizable with intelligent acuity and a keen sense of the absurd." - Catherine Bush, author of Accusation and The Rules of Engagement
"Honsinger's stories crackle with depth of mood and theme. A lingering sadness grounds the collection, and thematic explorations of class and disability, intergenerational trauma, settler colonialism, and suicide ideation leave the reader provoked, shaken, and moved." - Quill & Quire