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after words
Guernica Editions, Fall 2014
148 pages
ISBN13: 9781550718614
ISBN10: 1550718614
English
$9.00 Canada, $9.00 US

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The idea for this collection was to offer a tip of the hat to people whose lives and/or works have influenced the author. Each piece is forwarded by a short background story as well as an epigram which provides some descriptive entry and flavour. The key was to construct these pieces in the author's own style and voice and not fall into simple mimicry. Many names have been encrypted into the pieces as fractured homonyms, a sort of pun for the astute reader.
I guess I'm just a sucker for stories and characters that suffer existential angst and contain a perverse bent for the melodramatic.

Books by Stan Rogal

after words