Black Static has posted the table of contents for the upcoming collection Onion Songs by Steve Rasnic Tem:

Here’s the book description:

World Fantasy, British Fantasy, and Bram Stoker Award winning writer STEVE RASNIC TEM’s short fiction has been compared to the work of Franz Kafka, Dino Buzzati, Ray Bradbury, and Raymond Carver. Onion Songs gathers work from the absurdist side of his massive oeuvre, with 5 previously unpublished fictions and another 37 tales reprinted from a variety of literary & genre sources going back to the early 1980s. The emphasis is on the bizarre, the off-beat, and the meditative, with stories ranging in form from prose poetry vignettes and more conventional structures to such unusual presentations as the standalone prose for a virtual fiction-based card game, and the text for his all-puppet theatrical, The Mask Child.

Here’s the table of contents…

  1. “Onion Song”
  2. “The Sadness”
  3. “The Messenger”
  4. “The Hijacker”
  5. “Out Late In the Park”
  6. “Picnic”
  7. “Doodles”
  8. “Strands”
  9. “Night: the Endless Snowfall”
  10. “Archetype”
  11. “The Hunter Home from the Hill”
  12. “Shoplifter”
  13. “Brain of Shadows”
  14. “Attached”
  15. “The Rifleman, the Cancerous Cow, and the Swedish Memorial Hospital”
  16. “Jungle J.D.”
  17. “Cats, Dogs, & Other Creatures”
  18. “How to Survive a Fire at the Greenmark”
  19. “Minimalist Biography”
  20. “Sometimes I Get Lost”
  21. “The Changing Room”
  22. “Charles”
  23. “The Figure in Motion”
  24. “The Glare and the Glow”
  25. “Slapstick”
  26. “Strangeness”
  27. “Off the Map”
  28. “Unknown”
  29. “Saturday Afternoon”
  30. “A Visit Home”
  31. “The Multiples of Sorrow”
  32. “Fish”
  33. “Merry-Go-Round”
  34. “The Green Dog”
  35. “A Dream of the Dead”
  36. “Saturday”
  37. “Aphastic World Syndrome”
  38. “December”
  39. “The Mask Child”
  40. “Shuffle”
  41. “12 Minutes of Darkness”
  42. “An Ending”

Book info as per Amazon US:

  • Paperback: 372 pages
  • Publisher: Chomu Press (March 13, 2013)
  • ISBN-10: 1907681213
  • ISBN-13: 978-1907681219

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