Affairs of a Cardiovascular Nature

Terry Grimwood
science fiction, fantasy, horror, short stories
Affairs of a Cardiovascular Nature (Eibonvale Chapbook Line #19) - Terry Grimwood

Terry Grimwood is an author who has made a name for himself with his very powerful, human and wide-ranging fiction, covering horror, speculative, dystopian and other styles. This mini-collection gathers together some of his more innovative and experimental short fiction from all across that range. The title story is a grotesquely hilarious, absurdist and very British tale of love, intrigue and the exchange of hearts that reads like a post-modern PG Wodehouse fever-dream. It is joined by a collection of miniatures in the form of monologues or dialogues, ranging from a dystopian sales pitch and the political horrors revealed through a farcically unnerving interrogation, to a quiet restaurant meeting where the topic of discussion could hardly be greater or more shattering. Affairs of a Cardiovascular Nature is an unusual example of British slipstream writing, a complex and bittersweet confection that deserves to be taken slowly.

Contents:

  • The Doppelganger’s Nemesis
  • Beautiful Are the Feet
  • Kemistry
  • Affairs of a Cardiovascular Nature
  • Did He Fall, or Was He Pushed?
  • War War
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Release date: March 2021
Genres: science fiction, fantasy, horror, short stories
Expectation rating: 8.00/10
Total ratings: 1
Updated: December 13, 2021