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Familial Disturbances

4.75  ·  Rating details ·  4 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Flash fiction collection.

In this collection of flash fiction, internal and external forces strain the relationships among family members. Some of the characters learn to cope. Some do nothing. Others descend into madness.
Paperback, 52 pages
Published June 2019 by Ellipsis Zine
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Tom O'Brien
Apr 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
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An excellent collection of flash fiction with a strong family theme and a keen eye from the author for the fine details of relationships, and the grit that rubs against them.
Barbara McVeigh
Jul 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A multi-faceted examination of the betrayals and wounds of family. I was grabbed from the very first line: “The larger a fetus becomes, the more it resembles a grenade” and found myself nodding in understanding or sympathy with the characters.

The flash stories are thematically grouped and give a nice arc to the collection.

Lots of great moments, for example: “We called her ‘Y’ because she asked so many questions” (The Cactus God), and “Everyone in attendance would have been love-drunk, airy” (Un
Jul 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Familial Disturbances is a brilliant read! It has the perfect blend of darkness and humor and, quite possibly, is a searing satire on American life. It also feels like "Tales From The Crypt" meets "The Twilight Zone." Pour a glass of wine and enjoy its simple complexity.
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