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Author Page: C.A. Harrison
In Aftertimes by C.A. Harrison
Releases late 2012.
Press kit coming soon. Pre-Orders [coming soon] will be made available on the Publications & Store page.
C.A. Harrison has lived in California, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Korea, and Spain. He has done disaster relief in Haiti. His short fiction has appeared, or is forthcoming in Zyzzyva, Unsaid, Hobart, Los Angeles Review, Sidebrow, and Prick of the Spindle.
About the Collection:
In Aftertimes is a short story collection debuting from Aqueous Books in Spring 2012. An excerpt from the collection:
They sat beneath the trees and faced the river and the water was moving slow. There was a man with a rope of scar running down his back. He pulled from the cigarette and held the smoke and then let it out and passed the cigarette. The other one smoked from it slow with short pulls and each time the edges of the paper glowed. There was no wind and the ash grew and he threw the cigarette into the river. The other one was sweating and the sweat went into his eyes and he blinked. He pushed his hand hard to himself and held it and leaned back and the dirt around him was hard and becoming wet and warm. The one with the scar looked at the other one and saw the sweat. His shirt was not buttoned and he slid it off and raised it to where the hand was pushed but the other one pulled away. The hand shook and the eyes did not move from the direction of the river. ―from "Boatmen"
Press kit here.
Kindle edition [pending]
Ingram distribution [pending]
Barnes & Noble [pending]
Advance Praise for In Aftertimes :
C.A. Harrison writes with a flaying knife, close to story bone and the hard mysteries deep down. You won't know what hit you. But it will.
—Stephen Cooper, author of Full of Life: A Biography of John Fante
UPCOMING, CURRENT, AND RECENT EVENTS:
"These Apples Are No Good for You" in Unsaid 6 (print). Check out Unsaid online here. (April 2012)
"Fermin Gave Me Food" lives at Hobart (June 2011)
"A Fish in the Cove" appears in the latest issue of SpeakEasy Seoul in English and in Korean. Check it out here. (April 2011)