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2nd Edition
Book One of Christian Fennell's Trilogy:

The Real and the Imagined

"These stories bemuse, unsettle and surprise in equal measure. Whatever expectations one might have

of a book of dark, realist short stories set in rural America, this collection defies them,

and instead weaves an elegant song of sadness, dark humour, and strangeness."

- Neon Books UK

"Many of Fennell’s stories, which employ different narrative techniques, create effective

tension and suspense."

 - Kirkus Reviews 


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"And, indeed, these stories are poems of captured insights during inner storms."

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"This is a truly impressive short-story collection! Author Christian Fennell writes beautifully."

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"The author has a superb way with words that is both poetic and thought-provoking."

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"This book is simply Douglas Adams but written for small-town America."

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Christian Fennell's debut book, Torrents of Our Time, brings together a collection of his stories, most of which have appeared in international literary journals and anthologies. A gifted storyteller with a wide-ranging audience, Fennell challenges the weakness in the heart of all our “truths," while illuminating our dreams and our fears. These are stories that reside in the broken places of us, a stunning dance between our flaws and the beauty and joy of who we are, in this place now. Taken as a whole, Torrents of Our Time is a lyrical and page-turning narrative of love, loss, and pain.

“Christian Fennell writes stories to savour. Sharp, salty and sly, they come at you sideways with a shot of poignancy when you least expect it - and a twist of humour when you most need it.” 

- Katy Darby, Director, Liars' League London

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