"There’s just something weirdly perfect about Troy James Weaver’s stories. Perfect because they are, down to their syllables. Weird because what they do feels so broken it hurts. It’s a kind of double whammy effect, part awe, part ache, that’s truly singular as far as I know." —Dennis Cooper, author of The Marbled Swarm
“I don’t like telling people what to do and I don’t like being told what to do. But right now I’m telling you to read the stories of Troy James Weaver. From the beginning, Weaver’s been unafraid to show us humanity in all its grotesque, stupid, and beautiful glory. His stories are for the young and for the old, for the strong and the weak, for the sick and the dying and the dead. Luckily, if you’re reading this, you’re alive and you’re holding this book in your hands. Read these stories and learn a little bit about what it means to be alive.” —Joseph Grantham, author of Raking Leaves
Troy James Weaver is the author of Witchita Stories, Temporal, Visions, and Marigold. His stories have been published widely online and in print. He lives in Wichita, Kansas with his wife and dogs.