In nine memorable new stories and with tragicomic flair, acclaimed master of the short form Richard Cumyn dramatizes lives in tumult and transition. If the sign for migrant soul is an enigma, this remarkably upbeat and innovative collection is anything but.
RICHARD CUMYN was born in Ottawa and educated at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. Widely published as a short-story writer, essayist and book reviewer, he has been the fiction editor of The Antigonish Review, taught at the Maritime Writers Workshop in Fredericton and been Writer-in-Residence at Saint Mary's University in Halifax. He lives in Edmonton.
"The migrant souls in Richard Cumyn's new story collection move like shoals of fish, not fully aware that the structures they create together make them, sometimes despite their own wayward inclinations, social beings. Cumyn is a superb stylist with a wry sense of humour. These stories will churn inside you long after you're finished reading them." - Kevin Chong, Author of Beauty Plus Pity & The Plague