British Fantasy Award winner Chaz Brenchley has crafted a deeply personal ghost story of dead twins and mad mothers, of Moleskine notebooks and teen friendships, of AIDS care-givers and more.

"... a powerful, moving book that will haunt me a long, long time." - JAIME LEE MOYER, award-winning author of Delia's Shadow.

Michael's shadow twin - Small - was his fetus in fetu before being removed and preserved in a specimen jar at the medical school. Michael and his single mother keep the rest of the world at bay while they hold the spirit of Small close - she homeschools Michael, moves house every six months, and at restaurants she asks for a table for three, "but there'll only be the two of us eating."

When Michael turns sixteen, he meets a household of men caring for Quin, dying of AIDS. Michael is drawn ever more deeply out of his lifelong conversation with his mother and Small and into the far more tangible world he finds at the house down the street with Quin, Kit, Gerard, and the others ...

... and discovers some unexpected things about himself in the process.

Genre: Horror

Praise for this book

"Highly recommended! ...brilliantly creepy...true to life...deeply disturbing..." - Katharine Kerr


Used availability for Chaz Brenchley's Being Small

Hardback Editions

August 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Being Small
Author(s): Chaz Brenchley
ISBN: 1-941662-00-5 / 978-1-941662-00-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Per Aspera Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

August 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Being Small
Author(s): Chaz Brenchley
ISBN: 1-941662-01-3 / 978-1-941662-01-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Per Aspera Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

January 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Being Small
Author(s): Chaz Brenchley
ISBN: 1-5366-3862-5 / 978-1-5366-3862-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA