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BACK TUCK
by Jen Gann


5.5x7.5 | Saddlestitched | 44 pg
First printing: January 2011, 75 numbered copies
$6


DESCRIPTION

Fantastical and fantastically true, Jen Gann’s stories dive into the animals in all of us: the ghost horses, the roasted bees, the washed ashore tigers, the gorillas chained to the mayor’s statue, underbiters and flower-scalped and gym bombers and mothers and children and slot machines you can trick by sticking a cookie in. When Back Tuck mewls from the bottom of the hill, it mewls of everything we tried to push down.

Cover design by Tag Savage

EXCERPTS

"Arrival of the Bees" in Gigantic
"Tiger Town" in PANK
"Back Tuck" in elimae

REVIEWS

"Brilliant little fantastical stories that read like fables with a kick, a violent twist, a frenetic yet measured feeling that sends you loving her characters then dreading what will happen to them." — Amber Sparks at Vouched

"The power of Gann's story is not just that it evokes a great deal of compassion for these rejected characters, but also that it confronts, yet again, the notion of what is "normal."" — Leila Emery at Lines and Stars




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