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The Brink

The Brink

(2015)
A collection of stories by

 
A brilliant, inventive debut story collection in the vein of Kevin Wilson and Wells Tower.

Brimming with life and unforgettable voices, the stories in Austin Bunn's dazzling collection explore the existential question: what happens at the end, and what lies beyond it? In the wry but affecting "How to Win an Unwinnable War", a summer class on nuclear war for gifted teenagers turns a struggling family upside down. A young couple's idyllic beach honeymoon is interrupted by terrorism in the lush, haunting "Getting There and Away". When an immersive video game begins turning off in the heartbreaking "Griefer", an obsessive player falls in love with a mysterious player in the final hours of a world.

Told in a stunning range of voices, styles and settings - from inside the Hale-Bopp cult to the deck of a conquistador's galleon adrift at the end of the ocean - the stories in Bunn's collection capture the transformations and discoveries at the edge of irrevocable change. Each tale presents a distinct world, told with deep emotion, energizing language and characters with whom we have more in common that we realize. They signal the arrival of an astonishing new talent in short fiction.

Includes a bonus monologue, "Basement Story".

Bunn is a screenwriter (Kill Your Darlings), former journalist (New York Times Magazine, Wired and elsewhere) and performer, whose work has been performed at The Moth, WBEZ and public radio.

 
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Paperback Editions

April 2015 : USA Paperback
Title: The Brink: Stories (P.S. (Paperback))
Author(s): Austin Bunn
ISBN: 0-06-236261-5 / 978-0-06-236261-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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Audio Editions

March 2016 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Brink: Stories
Author(s): Austin Bunn
Publisher: Austin Bunn
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March 2016 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Brink: Stories
Author(s): Austin Bunn
Publisher: Austin Bunn
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

April 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Brink: Stories (P.S. (Paperback))
Author(s): Austin Bunn
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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