The Aversive Clause (Kobo eBook)
"(B.C. Edwards) is a writer possessed of a quicksilver anarchic imagination and I recommend his fiction highly to all and sundry."-Patrick McGrath
From "My Recipe for the Best Tuna Salad in the World":
I've finished clearing out the apartment, you boy-hungry mongoloid. The last of your things are in the vestibule. I'd come pick them up soon, as I'm sure you're aware, the front door won't shut completely and the glass has been broken in and so the rain is doing a number on that collection of forty-fives you inherited from your father but never got around to playing a single one of.
Meanwhile, as requested, here is that recipe for tuna salad that you've enjoyed so much over all of these apparently bitter years.
Every story in The Aversive Clause has its own unique world: the quiet moments of a couple's destruction as one inexorably turns into a monster, a girl trapped in a tree at the end of the world, acrobats hired to tumble at an oil tycoon's birthday, an entire city come to life to terrorize a dwarf.
B.C. Edwards is a producer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and attended the graduate writing program at The New School in New York. The winner of the 2011 Hudson Prize for Fiction, he is the author of the collected stories "The Aversive Clause" (Spring, 2013) as well as two collections of poetry "To Mend Small Children," (February, 2012) and "From the Standard Cyclopedia of Recipes" (Spring, 2014). He was raised in Newburyport, Massachusetts and lives in Brooklyn.