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Proposals For The Recovery Of The Apparently Drowned

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Paperback, 135 pages
Published 2012 by Colony Collapse Press, Madison, WI
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Bob Wake
Apr 20, 2013 Bob Wake rated it it was amazing
The four short stories that comprise Michael Sheehan’s Proposals for the Recovery of the Apparently Drowned are ambitious and often darkly amusing fictions that adroitly mesh genre-busting experimental writing and rock-solid literary instincts. While each story succeeds well enough on its own ingeniously devised terms, the title story is perhaps the strongest in the collection. Stripped of the hypertextual footnotes and pop culture references that function as metafictional ballast in the other s ...more
Chris Norbury
Aug 14, 2013 Chris Norbury rated it liked it
Cutting edge short story style and technique. A fair amount of stream of consciousness, extended sentences, jumping around between dates and characters. Story plots were unique enough to stick in my memory, especially the one about a nuclear holocaust and the TV show "Gilligan's Island."

Sheehan is a talented writer and I'd be willing to read any work of his I happen to come across.
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