Patient, Folded Hands Publishing
Jaret Ferratusco
short fiction collection | 2011
(list price $14, shipping $3) All pre-orders ship at the end of June. The book will be properly available July 1st. The first 50 books purchased directly from us will receive a limited edition hand-screened, hand-numbered poster signed by the author.

The fifteen stories in this collection revolve around a helpless and innocent populace lost somewhere between the fleeting, disorienting terrors of childhood and the claustrophobic epochs of anxiety that follow. As the days and weeks just sort of happen to each other, their little worlds carry the intimacy of a shared heartbreak, lingering like the tremors of a never forgotten bad dream. A kind of subconscious looking glass to the isolation and disquiet of the modern individual, PLEASE DON'T LEAVE ME is a vision of hell both banal and uniquely macabre.

Originally published in 2008, this 2011 edition is completely revised and contains three added stories new to the collection.
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