The devil meets his match in a Bathurst Street laundromat. A Vietnam vet’s sister is terrified by his unexpected return. The kid who spends too much time in the garage fixates on the battle of Midway ? and then breaks all the rules at the high school talent show. A middle-aged social worker’s job moves in with him. Over-priced coffee gets served and an old piano teacher finally learns who McCoy Tyner is. In Nowhere Fast, Yashin Blake’s riveting debut collection of short fiction, the world is uncere-moniously unplugged ? his characters confront the fallout, the stillness, and silence, with a new, devastating vulnerability. And you will too.
Yashin Blake teaches an adult literacy class. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.