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Giraffes and Other Stories, by Steven Gillis

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Giraffes and Other Stories, by Steven Gillis


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In Gillis’s first short story collection after a trio of novels, most of his characters are train wrecks in progress; each story is truly original in nature.


“Gillis’s stories are illuminatingly strange, filled with power, electric, and will stay with you long after you think you’ve gone to sleep.” —Stephen Elliott, author ofHappy Baby

“Steven Gillis adores language, grasps what makes and breaks a family, and loves to squeeze things until they shatter.” —Richard Peabody, editor of Gargoyle Magazine

“In this uncommon collection of short stories, one of Steven Gillis’s characters says: ‘Just not into normal, is that it?’ Yeah, that’s it exactly. Gillis’s strength and virtue as a writer is that he’s just not into normal.” —Ellen Parker, editor of FRiGG


Steven Gillis is the author of four novels and two short story collections. He is the co-founder of Dzanc Books.