Demons in the Spring
By Joe Meno
(Akashic Books, Hardcover, 9781933354477, 272pp.)
Publication Date: September 2008
List Price: $24.95*
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Oddly modern moments which occur in the most familiar of public places, from offices to airports to schools to zoos to emergency rooms: a young girl who refuses to go anywhere unless she's dressed as a ghost; a bank robbery in Stockholm gone terribly wrong; a teacher who's become enamored with the students in his school's Model United Nations club; a couple affected by a strange malady--a miniature city which has begun to develop in the young woman's chest, these inventive stories are hilarious, heartbreaking, and unusual.
Joe Meno is the best-selling author of the novels "Hairstyles of the Damned, The Boy Detective Fails, How the Hula Girl Sings, " and "Tender As Hellfire." He was the winner of the 2003 Nelson Algren Award for short fiction and is a professor of creative writing at Columbia College Chicago.
*A portion of the author's proceeds from the book will go directly to benefit 826 CHICAGO, a nonprofit tutoring center, part of the national organization of tutoring centers with branches in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York City, and Seattle.*