Moving Parts by Lana PeschMoving Parts by Lana Pesch

Moving Parts

byLana Pesch

Paperback | October 1, 2015

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Darkly off-kilter stories about the moving parts to being human.

A blind date blooms in a grocery store parking lot. Lake Erie forms the backdrop to a botched assisted suicide. A neurotic, dog-loving caretaker writes a complaint letter after an unfortunate leg-waxing incident. While his uncle lies in a coma, a young man befriends a dead homeless guy. A coming-of-age road trip leads to encounters with a gang of costumed lesbian arm wrestlers and a man with a hoof. A plane crash on the BC coast brings an artist and a bootlegger together in a dire situation. These flawed, often broken characters seek meaning, acceptance, and closure under extraordinary circumstances ... though not necessarily in that order.

Equal parts insightful and heartbreaking, Moving Parts is a provocative debut collection of deeply imagined, darkly funny stories. Through language-driven narratives that are wry, moving, and off-kilter, Pesch bravely holds up a mirror to uneasy issues and troubled relationships. We are revealed in her characters: raw and inappropriate, loving and confrontational, struggling to connect.

Moving Parts is an evocative and playful story collection that pulls back the curtain on what it means to be truly human.

About The Author

Lana Pesch is an alumna of the Banff Wired Writing Studio and her short fiction has been published in Little Bird Stories: Volumes I and II. She was longlisted for the 2014 CBC Short Story Prize and won the Random House of Canada Creative Writing Award at the University of Toronto in 2012. Moving Parts is her first book. She lives in ...

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Title:Moving PartsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.02 × 5.5 × 0.71 inPublished:October 1, 2015Publisher:Arsenal Pulp PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1551526247

ISBN - 13:9781551526249

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[Lana Pesch] knows how to pick the right word and to carry emotional weight with the perfect simile. She lets her words gradually unfurl her characters. ―Herizons - Herizons