“The migrant souls in Richard Cumyn’s new story collection move like shoals of fish, not fully aware that the structures they create together make them, sometimes despite their own wayward inclinations, social beings. Cumyn is a superb stylist with a wry sense of humour. These stories will churn inside you long after you’re finished reading them.” — Kevin Chong, author of Beauty Plus Pity
In nine memorable new stories and with tragicomic fl air, acclaimed master of the short form Richard Cumyn dramatizes lives in tumult and transition. If the sign for migrant soul is an enigma, this remarkably upbeat and innovative collection is anything but.
Praise for Famous Last Meals:
“Cumyn has absolute control over the very clear and clever narration of his characters, and can draw them into madness and violence without also drawing his prose into histrionics.” — Antigonish Review
Praise for The Young In Their Country:
“ …the prose and characterization are so good that I trust them at least as much as myself.” — Joel Deshaye, Literary Review of Canada