Faces In Things: The Patient Labyrinth & Other Stories by Chris Bell


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Faces In Things: Haunted phones; unforgettable sandwiches; celebrity cults; warrior ghosts; consumer greed; unearthly landscapes; urban living; urbane dating; inspirational perfume; a captivating portrait; man overboard; buggy implants; a grieving heart; a paean to a closed-down restaurant; an unhinged man evoking a murdered woman’s past; a tantalisingly familiar jazz pianist revealing secrets of the Bronx; and the futile search for a perfect weekend.

We’re all searching for recognition, for faces in things, trying to make sense of the past in order to face the unknown future.

This new collection of stories from the author of ‘The Bumper Book of Lies’, ‘Liquidambar’, ‘Songshifting’ and ‘Saccade’ draws on multiple genres and influences to create an homage to nostalgia, memory, music and longing. It incorporates:

* Preface by Chris Bell
* 17 short stories, 4 of them first published in international anthologies
* 13 previously unpublished stories
* A story about to appear in The Five Senses of Horror.
* An eclectic playlist of recommended music to accompany the stories

Paperback: 250 pages
Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches