An experimental flash collection published by Otis Books/Seismicity Editions, 2020
“Christopher Linforth’s splendid Directory is composed of shrapnel selves, both aesthetic and existential, each shard sharp, concentrated, biting, brutal, devastating, and astonishing.” —Lance Olsen, author of My Red Heaven
“Christopher Linforth’s Directory offers prose that twins no others. Original crisp writing, taking its readers on an unforgettable journey, through portals of the unknown. A wonderful, surprising, powerful read.” —Kim Chinquee, author of Wetsuit and Shot Girls
“…refreshing at times, shocking, disorienting and puzzling at others, but throughout the entire book you follow a thread of tender humanity that begs you to identify with a perspective that squeezes, prods and stabs at the heart in a multiplicity of ways.” —Levi Noe, Bending Genres
“…what is distinctive about the book…its use of the story-fragment to both exploit brevity as a self-sufficient narrative strategy and to organize a series of such brief stories so that the result is a work that has structural coherence without strictly conforming to a pre-established form.” —Daniel Green, The Reading Experience
Read an excerpt here & some interviews (3:AM Magazine, Fear No Lit, 12 or 20 Questions, Heavy Feather Review, Vol. 1 Brooklyn) & a Story Prize Instagram & some kind words & a review at Bending Genres & a review at The Reading Experience & a short feature over at The Next Best Book, on this list of Entropy’s new releases, & a Monkeybicycle If My Book.
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Foreign Rights available here.