The title story of this collection appeared in Best Canadian Stories in 2006 and was Matt Lennox’s first published work. Lennox has been serving in Afghanistan and perhaps for that reason he’s concerned with other worlds, different worlds—some real, some not. We may not like what we find there, but Lennox isn’t interested in comfortable words. His view of man and his world is clear and dispassionate, and his prose is fresh and invigorating. Both force the reader to look away from the things he has come to. regard as real and reassuring.
excerpt from Oberon Press website
Matt Lennox graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. He served for ten months as a reservist for the Canadian Forces in Kandahar, Afghanistan, where some of these stories were written.
Now living in Toronto, he is completing his MFA at the University of Guelph-Humber campus, writing his first novel and working full-time with the Canadian Forces running the provincial operations centre.