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Publisher Description

"Martens' work would be impressive in any era, but it is particularly timely today. It is wonderful to come upon an author who faces into the horrific absurdities of modern life without flinching, a stylist who delivers his most powerful satiric points with laser sharp accuracy and lyrically beautiful language."Vancouver Sun

"Haunting, darkly funny situations, captured in crisp, spare prose, will appeal to fans of George Saunders."Publishers Weekly

By the end of the day, a cop must choose between ethics and social death. A camp counsellor, stuck deep in the woods with a small group of boys, only has a few hours before the DTs kick in. Adult children scramble to get the best of what remains of their mother's estate, but funeral plans may be premature. Sandwiched between a depressed mother and a careless father, a young girl must help attract customers to the family business, no matter the cost.

The stories in No Call Too Small represent micro-scale disaster tourism on a winding road that is long and dark. Driving too fast, weaving between flaming wrecks, and drifting through cliff-side curves, there's little choice but to hang on and meet whatever's over the rise head on.

"Marten's strong prose is a pleasure to read, with dark humour and lively storytelling that brings a quirky humanity to his characters."Janie Chang, Globe and Mail bestselling author of Dragon Springs Road

"A beautifully crafted collection."Marcia Butler, author of Pickle's Progress ?

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2020
April 7
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
176
Pages
PUBLISHER
Central Avenue Publishing
SELLER
Chicago Review Press, Inc. DBA Independent Publishers Group
SIZE
1.8
MB