In Two-Man Tent, one of Canada’s most celebrated writers, Robert Chafe, offers his long-awaited collection of short fiction. The individual stories are thematically linked by an interwoven, recurring tale of a long-distance relationship told in the form of text messages, chat sessions, and emails, as Chafe bring his singular talent for dialogue and scripting to work within new forms of communication. The results are stunning in an absorbing and thoroughly contemporary collection that reads like no other.
Robert Chafe’s stage plays have been seen worldwide and include Oil and Water and The Colony of Unrequited Dreams. Twice shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama, he won the award in 2010. He is Artistic Director of Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland and lives in St. John’s.
Robert Chafe’s new book Two Man Tent isn’t a short story collection, a novel, or a work of non-fiction, but it borrows from all of these genres.