Christian McPherson’s second collection of short stories serves up a boozy menu of mixed cocktails. Whether it be funny twisted tales of suburban marriages on the rocks, glue sniffing felons looking to win a radio contest, or Humpty Dumpty drinking the greatest cup of coffee in the world, these stories will have you reading and laughing to the last drop. There is also a serious side to Going Fly, in which we examine loss and what we do to carry on in the face of overwhelming tragedy. It’s through these stories that McPherson gives us insight into the human condition, expressing how we endure the crushing weight of despair.
Going Fly will be available in bookstores and online October 15, 2018.
Christian McPherson is the author of the poetry collections The Sun Has Forgotten Where I Live and My Life in Pictures, as well as the novels Saving Her, The Cube People and Cube Squared. He lives in Ottawa with his wife Marty and his two kids, Molly and Henry.