Sometimes, the truth hurts. But often, as seen through the eyes of Bruce Eason’s collection of 29 short stories, the truth makes you laugh. Loudly.
Bruce Eason moves his characters through a stark landscape, lone figures whose paths often cross but seldom converge. His stories are full of heart and muscle, telling contemporary truths about misaligned relationships and modern antidotes for ancient wounds.
A therapist uses anger to mask his fear of a young boy's unfathomable paintings, two strangers substitute desire for love after witnessing a death, and a young man longs for his mother and grandmother’s normalcy—they should smell like Chanel No. 5 and spend less time talking about his bowel movements to strangers in “Away on a Different Bus Somewhere Besides Here.”
Turnstone Press acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council, the Government of Canada, and the Province of Manitoba through Manitoba Sport, Culture and Heritage.