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Ronald Reagan, My Father

Brian Joseph Davis

144 pages
Ecw Press

Short stories from an author with “a roomy imagination, big appetite for the absurd, healthy sense of humor, [and] heightened sense for the telling detail” (Telegraph-Journal)

Shortlisted for the ReLit Award — Short Fiction

The elderly take to the streets at night for illegal and cathartic electric scooter racing. A copy editor suffers brain damage from West Nile virus and is suddenly filled with cannibalistic violence and award-winning minimalist poetry. Mayor McCheese visits a sexually repressed British couple in the early 1970s and touches their lives forever. A Texas doctor transplants the mind of a meth-addicted convict into the body of a suburban web developer.

Startlingly original, marked by vivid characters and a rich pop-culture sensibility, the short fiction in Ronald Reagan, My Father offer a bleakly hilarious vision that’s both human and uncanny.

Author Bio
Brian Joseph Davis is an artist and the author of Portable Altamont and I, Tania, as well as the co-founder of Joyland.ca, which the CBC called “the go-to spot for readers seeking the best in short fiction.” Davis has written for the Globe and Mail, Utne, and Eye Weekly. He lives in Toronto.