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The Family Unit

(2014)
And Other Fantasies
A collection of stories by

 
 
"Wonderfully strange tales - cunningly written - eerie and satiric by turn" from the Edgar Award - winning author of The Cutting Room (David Greenspan, five-time Obie Award - winning author).

The Family Unit and Other Fantasies is a superb collection of darkly comic, largely fantastical stories set in our jittery, polarized, increasingly impersonal age. Whether it's the tale of a corporation that buys a man's family; two mysterious survivors of a superstorm who are given shelter by a gullible couple; an erotic adventure set during an urban terrorist alert; or a nightmare in which a man sees his neighborhood being developed and disappearing at a truly alarming speed; these stories are by turn funny and frightening, uncanny, and unnerving.

"A masterful, unnervingly funny collection set in a society with no place to hide: in other words, our own." - Irina Reyn, award-winning author of Mother Country

"Laurence Klavan uncovers the places you didn't know exist, the gaps between everyday life and existential horror, where the disconnect between reality and the weird operates its quiet and subtle magic." - Maxim Jakubowski, author and editor of The Mammoth Book of Erotica

"Disturbing, surprising, and unflinchingly intimate, Laurence Klavan's stories make the mundane bizarre and are absolutely engrossing." - Danica Novgorodoff, author of The Undertaking of Lily Chen

Genre: Fantasy

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Paperback Editions

August 2014 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Family Unit and Other Fantasies
Author(s): Laurence Klavan
ISBN: 1-77148-203-6 / 978-1-77148-203-5 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ChiZine
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

August 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Family Unit: And Other Fantasies
Author(s): Laurence Klavan
Publisher: ChiZine Publications
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA