Recently launched with ECW Press, Joyland eBooks presents new collections from the best voices in short fiction.
The Joyland Trio Deal includes:
How I Came to Haunt My Parents by Natalee Caple
"Moving . . . unsettling." ?The New York Times on The Heart Has Its Own Reason
Natalee Caple is the author of several books including the forthcoming novel, In Calamity's Wake, from HarperCollins. In this beautifully written suite of short fiction, Caple explores fables from the dark side of adulthood and her animals and humans are imbued with modern complexity.
Why They Cried by Jim Hanas
"Hanas writes with a swift clip, deploys images so judiciously and vividly, and demonstrates real insight into the way we live now." ?The Rumpus
Whether it's a report from the real Cannes or a young couple discovering that reading Jacques Derrida aloud can lull their child to sleep, Jim Hanas finds the strange in the everyday and the everyday in the strange.
Letters To Thomas Pynchon by Chris Eaton
"Beautifully written." ?Jonathan Lethem
Rock Plaza Central frontman Chris EatonÓ³ fictions read like intellectual fisticuffs: bruising but with more than a touch of moustache wax.
Jim Hanas is the author of Cassingle and Single, two e-book collections of short stories that previously appeared in McSweeney's, Fence, One Story, The Land-Grant College Review, Bridge, Twelve Stories, and elsewhere. His non-fiction and humor pieces have appeared in Slate, Radar, Print, and The New York Post. He lives in New York.
Chris Eaton is a musician and novelist from Sackville, New Brunswick, currently living in Toronto. His first novel, The Inactivist, was published in 2003 by Insomniac Press. His CDs, recorded under the name Rock Plaza Central (www.rockplazacentral.com), regularly chart on campus radio. The Grammar Architect is his second novel.
Natalee Caple is the author of a collection of poetry with ECW, The Semi-Conducting Dictionary, and three books of fiction, most recently, the novel Mackerel Sky from St. Martins Press. Her novel about Annie Oakley is forthcoming in 2012.