Today is the official release date of the Burnt Tongues anthology! Burnt Tongues is a collection of transgressive stories hand-selected by Chuck Palahniuk (author of Fight Club), and published by Medallion Press.
Read Palahniuk’s introduction to the anthology “The Power of Persisting” here.
Why should you get your greasy hands on this book as soon as possible? Only because it’s the most incredible collection of transgressive fiction out there. Not to mention, our very own Gayle Towell’s short story “Paper” is included. Check out Sally K Lehman’s review.
If you have not already preordered your copy, you should run out and get it now. This book is so hot, the first print run sold out even before release! Find it at Barnes and Noble, Amazon, Powell’s, and many other fine booksellers.
As a teaser, here’s a line from Gayle Towell’s “Paper”:
Later I’m explaining to my seat neighbor that I feel this eight-by-eleven close-up of a face with an acupuncture needle in the cheek represents how new employment is about being vulnerable to something potentially painful in the hopes it will make you better in the end.
What are you waiting for?