Description

Wonderland

Samuel Ligon
Illustrated by Stephen Knezovich

  • $20.00 paperback (9780990819394) Add to Cart
  • hardcover not available
  • Published: April 2016
  • Subject Listing: Literature / Fiction
  • Bibliographic information: 92 pp., 12 color illus., 6 x 9 in.
  • Territorial rights: World Rights
  • Distributed for: Lost Horse Press
  • Contents

"I didn't know how much there was to want in the world until I saw Sheena, and then I wanted it all." These twelve short-short stories, illustrated by collage artist Stephen Knezovich, are as dark and absurd as they are poignant, playful, and true, examining men and women, love and loss, donkeys and goats, and murder, carnivals, and whiskey bosoms. "Nobody deserves love. Or everyone does. It comes and it goes of its own free will. Like fever. Like flood. Like the greatest thing you're ever gonna lose. And once it's gone, it's gone for good."
Samuel Ligon is the author of three books of fiction, Safe in Heaven Dead, Drift and Swerve, and Among the Dead and Dreaming. His stories have appeared in New England Review, Prairie Schooner, The Quarterly and many other places. His essays appear regularly in The Inlander. Ligon is the editor of Willow Springs, and artistic director of the Port Townsend Writers' Conference. He teaches at Eastern Washington University.
Reviews

"Wonderland is a fantastic collection of stories. Sam Ligon has mastered the art of capturing the sweet derangement of love. His characters are drunk with desire and reckless in all the right ways, and his prose is incandescent, absurd, wickedly funny and, in the end, achingly true."
-Steve Almond, Entropy