Everything is Awful and You're A Terrible Person
Paperback | Jun 2017 | Arsenal Pulp Press | 9781551526751 | 176pp | 203x139mm | Forthcoming | GEN | AUD$19.99, NZD$24.99
A YouTube star becomes famous after he documents his breakup online. An anxious, lactoseintolerant office worker obsesses over a stranger who says "Nice shorts, bro" to him in passing. A couple wants to open up their relationship to a ghost. A monster just wants to find love in his human skin.
In these unconventional, interconnected stories―the first work of fiction by poet Daniel Zomparelli―gay men look for love in any way possible. From social media, to finding someone within a dream, the ways in which these characters search for joy becomes both limitless and overwhelming. With wry abandon and a beguiling heart, Everything Is Awful is a deadpan, tragicomic exploration of love, desire, and dysfunction in the twenty-first century.