ABOUT THE BOOK: coming soon
Along the Detroit River, people have been riding the boom and bust cycles of international commerce for over 300 years. Life happens here. The stories are as intimate as diary entries—painful, cathartic, dangerous and comforting all at the same time. They are tales that linger, echoing in memory. Take an unforgettable ride through the borderland at Detroit, a place set apart, in happymeat.us.
about the author
Kim Conklin’s fiction, poetry and drama have been published in journals and collections including The Adirondack Review, Two Hawks Quarterly, Prick of the Spindle, Amarillo Bay, Wufniks and Bartleby Snopes, Whisky Sour City (Black Moss Press) and Catherine refracted (Pure Slush Books). Her story Thursday Girls received a Best of the Net nomination. Her short films have played at festivals in the U.S. and Canada. She lives in Windsor, Ontario, overlooking Detroit.
what people are saying about firstname.lastname@example.org
Many of the characters in these stories find themselves washed up on bleak shores, far from where they dreamt they'd be. What happens next is a surprise, even to them. Dark tales, deftly told.
Paul Vasey, author of A Troublesome Boy
To be everywhere and nowhere, all at once... Through her stories, Kim Conklin takes us on a journey of the human condition, where the everyday becomes foreign and dangerous, while the oddities of our world provide us with strange comfort. Each story is unsettling, passionate, thoughtful, provocative and reaffirming; taking the reader everywhere and nowhere, all at once.
Josef Bastian, author of Nain Rouge, The Red Legend