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Fiction Short Stories (single Author)

This Keeps Happening

by (author) H.B. Hogan

Publisher
Invisible Publishing
Initial publish date
Nov 2018
Category
Short Stories (single author), Literary, General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781988784113
    Publish Date
    Nov 2018
    List Price
    $17.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781988784151
    Publish Date
    Nov 2018
    List Price
    $9.99

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Description

Short, punchy, visceral stories

A bush party leads to self-immolation. A cab ride ends in warfare. A squirrel is eviscerated. A universally impossible dare is accepted and proves not to be fatal. The weird kid triumphs. The stories in H.B. Hogan’s debut collection sizzle like butter on hot cast iron-they’re rich and dark and full of scrappy, sordid and sparkling humanity.

"[A] darkly entertaining debut collection."Toronto Star

"This Keeps Happening is an impressive debut, one that will leave you laughing, cringing, looking off into space uncomfortably, then turning the page once again."Broken Pencil

About the author

H. B. Hogan lives in Toronto with her boyfriend and her cat. Her fiction has been published in Taddle Creek, THIS Magazine, and subTerrain. She has a chapbook with Proper Tales Press. Her work has been acknowledged by the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council. When she is not writing, she works as a lawyer for the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee. When she is not lawyering, she tries to catch her breath.

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Editorial Reviews

"In her darkly entertaining debut collection, H.B. Hogan brings us tales of people who find themselves on the wrong side of the social divide."Toronto Star

"What I love most about these stories is the many ways that redemption is made completely absurd, as if to point out how rare and how tenuous moments of self-fulfillment really are. I want to avoid spoilers but I’ll just say that it’s not often that a story makes me gasp in shock and burst out laughing in a single paragraph."—Claire Farley, editor of Canthius

"The opposite of being comfortable, this is a book that—in the best ways—gets under the skin."—Pickle Me This

"This Keeps Happening is an impressive debut, one that will leave you laughing, cringing, looking off into space uncomfortably, then turning the page once again."Broken Pencil

"H. B. Hogan’s stories are dirty, fresh, and brutally funny, lingering on little human details until they’re just uncomfortable enough—then pushing a little farther. Their wickedness will stay with you for days."—Michelle Winters, author of Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist I Am a Truck

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