SILVERBACK. A collection of short fiction to jolt you wide awake.
In SILVERBACK, Simon Minchin has built a collection of short fiction that has an earthy, visceral feel. From the surprising beauty of a world cleansed by global warming to the growing dreadfulness of a GMO that has escaped the lab. From a mystical beach that can wash away a life’s cares to an old man who discovers a particularly sinful way to escape the cold.
These are stories that are built around character but those characters explore and inhabit worlds and ideas that will make you think and the flavor of them lasts well beyond the final page.
5star reviews on Amazon and Goodreads
“Surprising, unsettling and beautifully written.”
Minchin demonstrates an audacious ability, driving his wide-ranging collection with a powerful and often deceptive use of language, dragging you willing or not into his creations.
“Rich, varied, satisfying – bravo!”
Minchin writes beautifully of a world I recognise, of the type of people I know and yet their worlds are skewed one or two steps to the left (or ahead) of current reality.
“An impressively audacious debut that will stay with you.”
Entertaining and disturbing in equal measure, this is mature, brilliantly crafted writing.
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