by Thor Garcia
ISBN 978-1-9996964-2-9 (paperback) 270pp
Publication date: May 2011
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“…a seductive, disturbing vision of life…” — Spencer Drew, decomP magazine
By turns defiant, paranoid, brooding, absurd and knock-down funny, Thor Garcia’s debut collection of short stories TUND is a startling creation. Peopled by a galaxy of fringe operators and hoodlums, tattered no-hopers and doom-drenched true believers, sadistic children and tormented hooch hounds — and not least, a girl called Spoogeface — TUND is a swirling landscape of meltdowns, terrifying visions and punch-drunk epiphanies. Irreverent and iconoclastic, it probes the desolation and cruelties, desperation and contradictions, the hazards and hoopla, of life in an unstable and emotionally crippled age. Brimming with riotous panache, anarchic soul and sinewy, exultant writing, TUND is sure to stimulate and dazzle.
Thor Garcia was born in Long Beach, California. He has worked as a journalist in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City and Prague, Czech Republic. His books include the novel The News Clown (Equus Press, 2012) and the story collection Only Fools Die of Heartbreak (Equus, 2013).