Thumprint pocket book series no.6
This is the sixth book in the Thumbprint pocket book series and Krishan Coupland’s first collection of stories. At once dark and tender, mundane and extraordinary the stories here speak of strange realities where a child takes to living in the walls with the friends who love her, and a young man preserves the body of his lover, who has returned from the dead, in a freezer in his garage. Coupland writes in language elegant yet simple as if he were telling you a story while you shared a pot of tea or a bottle of beer. It’s this simplicity that belies a complexity of ideas and a mastery of the short form that is such a pleasure to read and makes this debut collection truly remarkable.
What people have been saying
It begins so strangely and yet so simply and it unfolds with the inescapable logic of a dream but is made vividly true-to-life by Coupland’s attention to (and love for) the mundane. The story is as elegant and as it is everyday; as dark as it is tender.” – Alison MacLeod (author of Unexploded) on ‘Days Necrotic’ one of the stories in this chapbook.
ISBN: 978-1-910413-20-3 (paperback) – Price: £4.99
ISBN: 978-1-910413-21-0 (ebook) – Price: £2.99
Publisher: Stonewood Press
Thumbprint Pocket book – short stories
Extent: 46 pages
Publication: February 2017