Imperfections (Paperback)

By Bradley Somer

Nightwood Editions, 9780889712713, 256pp.

Publication Date: September 15, 2012

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Description

Richard Trench finds himself with no arms and no legs, reduced to a torso in the trunk of a car. There is a reason. It all makes sense. The point is there somewhere . . .

Imperfections elucidates the private lives of supermodels and circus freaks, sheiks and designer dominatrixes and the metamorphosis of the body chic. These are lives where the importance of vehicular mephitis-cide, a charity lobster boil for burn victims, a grilled-cheese sandwich with the face of the Virgin Mary toasted on it and a prophecy about the uncanny deaths of the voice-actors for Tigger and Piglet, can not be overlooked.

Set in the world of glittering photo shoots in exotic locations, extreme visions of beauty and raucous fashion shows, Imperfections is a genre-bending novel that sits solidly in the foggy area between fact and fiction.


About the Author

Bradley Somer was born in Sydney, Australia. He moved to Canada in the early 1980s where he later attended the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta. Somer's writing has appeared in many literary magazines and anthologies over the past ten years, highlighting a bent for fiction with a touch of the urban fantastic. He lives in Calgary, Alberta. www.bradleysomer.com