What does it mean to navigate the complexity of contradiction, and what could we lose?
RELEASES APRIL 11, 2023 | AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Seventeen stories in one wonderfully-bizarre collection. Striking characterization? Yep. Vivid settings? It’s in there. A story about a person’s obsession with notoriety that culminates in them eating nothing but batteries for a month? Count on it. And so much more.
Interrogating themes of loss, obsession, and revelation, this debut collection seeks to make sense of what it means to be essentially human, and if such a thing is even possible.
PRAISE FOR OF THIS WORLD
“A terrific collection. Its stories are compact, powerful, and often deeply strange—reflecting, in precise, evocative prose, the ever-more-surreal world in which we find ourselves living. A mesmerizing journey from first story to last.”
—Christopher Coake, author of You Would Have Told Me Not To
“Kessler throws such brilliant light on the relationships between men and women, between the everyday and the surreal, and between what we know of the world and what seems forever just out of reach, that you might find yourself blinking from the glare. Wise, beautifully crafted, and often humorous, these are stories that reward, one after the remarkable other. An outstanding collection.”
—Anthony Varallo, author of What Did You Do Today? and The Lines
“What I love most is how these stories portray contradictory feelings in a single character or relationship—sadness and absurdity, love and loneliness—often at the same time. This is a lively, entertaining story collection that will stay with you.”
—Gabriel Urza, author of The White Death: An Illusion
OF THIS WORLD by Benjamin Kessler
Publisher: Game Over Books
Cover Art: Franky Martin
Release Date: April 11, 2023
Size: 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.1 lbs
Page Count: 156