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How Best to Avoid Dying

Owen Egerton


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i]Lazarus Dying /i]: the man Jesus raised from the dead is alive and living in New York City. i]The Fecalist /i]: an author whose best selling work is his latest poop. i]Christmas /i]: she loves you, you love her, she has a gun in your mouth. Welcome to the award-winning short fiction of Owen Egerton. Egerton, a rising star in Austin's growing literary scene, has a gift for vibrant prose and unforgettable characters. Whether exploring the strange world of faith or exposing the absurdities of contemporary Bohemia, Egerton's fiction is dark, funny and packed with the unexpected. His stories thematically complement each other, and as a whole, serve as a poignant, often hilarious, meditation on death. With razor wit and compassionate insight, Egerton has a crafted a work that brilliantly explores the pain and wonders of life knowing that with the turn of any corner death could be panhandling for your soul. It will appeal to the same smart, urban crowd who loves Neal Pollack now or the Bret Easton Ellis of 20 years ago.

Dalton Publishing, 9780974070377, 183pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2007