How to Carry Bigfoot Home (Paperback)
Red Hen Press, 9781597093019, 144pp.
Publication Date: March 17, 2015
The thirteen stories in Chris Tarry's richly imagined debut, How To Carry Bigfoot Home, lay bare the insurmountable forces that determine who we are and who we become. From an out-of-work dragon-slaying father in Here Be Dragons to a family arguing aboard a rocket ship in Topics in Advanced Rocketry, the stories use fantastic settings, blazing wit, and imaginative circumstances to explore very human truths. The stories work to reconcile the public self with the private heart. To contemplate the monsters we carry home and lay bare for the ones we love the most.
About the Author
Chris Tarry holds an MFA from the University of British Columbia, and has been published widely. His fiction has appeared in publications such as The Literary Review, On Spec, The GW Review, PANK, BULL, and Monkeybicycle. His non-fiction has appeared in the anthology How to Expect What You re Not Expecting, and Outside In Literary & Travel Magazine. In 2012, his story Here Be Dragons was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He is also a four-time Juno Award winner, and one of New York s most sought-after musicians."