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Now You See Him : Tim Craig

Now You See Him : Tim Craig


‘Tim Craig is a master of microfiction. With enviable confidence, Craig spins the most varied, playful and poignant tales. The stories in this collection, most a single tight page of killer prose, all deserve revisiting again and again and again.’
— Christopher Allen, author of Other Household Toxins and Editor of SmokeLong Quarterly

‘Nothing combines wit and woe as seamlessly as a Tim Craig story. Loss underlies even the jauntiest of his pieces. This is the essence of good storytelling — while the reader chuckles, a subtle ache remains. Now You See Him is flash fiction at its quintessential best.’
— Fiona J. Mackintosh, author of The Yet Unknowing World.

Now You See Him is a sharp, intelligent collection of flash fiction, written with a lapidary’s precision. Tim Craig’s crisp, clean prose is refreshing and full of heart. There are glimpses of Barthelme in his examination of human frailties and life’s absurdities. Craig proves himself a master of the form, managing the delicate balance of moving from dark hilarity to tragedy and back again. He holds back just enough to urge the reader to reflect on what is left unsaid and to appreciate that there is always more to the story than a first glance holds.’
— Janice Leagra, Editor of Janus Literary.

‘Once I’d finished reading Now You See Him, Tim Craig’s debut collection, I immediately wanted to read it again. These very short fictions are like beautiful intricate puzzles, with many layers and threads to unravel. The stories reveal the devastating nature of human existence with great observational skill and wit. I was frequently moved, yet often snorted with laughter. Tim has a unique voice. Not to be missed.’
— Jude Higgins, author of The Chemist’s House.

Paperback; 152mm x 229mm; 90pp

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  • ISBN: 978-1-915247-14-8
  • Published by: Ad Hoc Fiction

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