Death, Madness and a Mess of Dogs (Paperback)
Rule Bender Press, 9780983334125, 208pp.
Publication Date: September 15, 2014
From a New York City tenement in the early 1900s to vampire make-up sex in present-day Philadelphia, the stories in Death, Madness and a Mess of Dogs use sly humor and memorable characters to weave quirky explorations of love, loss and redemption. Written primarily in the year following her mother's death, Frances Grote's first short story collection is full of audacious humor and a keenly inventive vision. Families, frenemies and a unique assortment of lovers bring the reader universal truths about relationships in unexpected and fresh ways.