Working Backwards From the Worst Moment of My Life

From a writer Steve Almond calls “the master of the down and out that just got worse” comes a collection of stories that live vividly in the reader’s memory long after the final page has been turned. Taking place in a world of desperate people who cling to hope, but have few expectations, Roberge introduces us to a motley crew of cripples, drug addicts, former child actors, chimpanzee boxers, exterminators, and assorted criminals. These desperate, boldly original stories are distinguished by a stark prose reminiscent of Denis Johnson or Lorrie Moore, but are, ultimately, all their own powerful, riveting, deeply felt, and darkly funny.

Rob Roberge

Publication Date: October 1, 2010

Genre/Imprint: Fiction, Red Hen Press

$19.95 Tradepaper

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ISBN: 978-1-59709-165-7

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