Wonderland (Paperback)

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By Samuel Ligon, Stephen Knezovich (Illustrator)
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I'm not sure whether this is a book of short stories or long jokes. Then again, maybe it's an art book with very extensive captions. Whatever label applies, I am totally enamored of Samuel Ligon's Wonderland. There are many passages to savor and worthy of reading aloud to friends and foe alike. And it's so nicely packaged too!

— From Mark B.


"I didn't know how much there was to want in the world until I saw Sheena, and then I wanted it all." These twelve short-short stories, illustrated by collage artist Stephen Knezovich, are as dark and absurd as they are poignant, playful, and true, examining men and women, love and loss, donkeys and goats, and murder, carnivals, and whiskey bosoms. "Nobody deserves love. Or everyone does. It comes and it goes of its own free will. Like fever. Like flood. Like the greatest thing you're ever gonna lose. And once it's gone, it's gone for good."

About the Author

Samuel Ligon is the author of three books of fiction, Safe in Heaven Dead, Drift and Swerve, and Among the Dead and Dreaming. His stories have appeared in New England Review, Prairie Schooner, The Quarterly and many other places. His essays appear regularly in The Inlander. Ligon is the editor of Willow Springs, and artistic director of the Port Townsend Writers' Conference. He teaches at Eastern Washington University.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780990819394
ISBN-10: 0990819396
Publisher: Lost Horse Press
Publication Date: April 7th, 2016
Pages: 92
Language: English