Release Date: May 31, 2022
72 pages, featuring chapter opener illustrations.
The first in a series of dark surrealist tales by Lynsey G, Dwayne begins when a young woman’s solitary life is upended by a 15-ton boulder’s appearance in her home. She forms an uneasy alliance with “Dwayne.” Until he starts to move…
Dwayne: A Tale from Existentia
Dwayne tells the surreal tale of a young woman whose life is upended when she wakes up one morning to find a 15-ton boulder sitting quietly—ominously—in her living room.
Unable to explain how it got there, or why, she wants the creepy rock gone. But the insurance company won’t help her remove it, so the immovable monolith in the center of her home becomes her new roommate. Over time, she forms an uneasy bond with the rock she names Dwayne. Soon, she’s internet famous as “Rock Girl,” thriving socially and embarking on her first romantic adventures in years.
But then Dwayne reveals that he’s not as immovable as he once seemed…
Readers of Franz Kafka, Kurt Vonnegut, and Etgar Keret will enjoy Dwayne: A Tale from Existentia. So will anyone who enjoys existential discomfort paired with a good chuckle. This is the first story from the forthcoming collection by IPPY-award-winning author Lynsey G, featuring cover art and chapter-opener illustrations by Jayel Draco.
Here’s what they’re saying about Lynsey G:
—The New York Times Book Review
- “Intelligent, provocative, and indulgent.”
- “Lynsey’s writing is suspenseful, engaging, and engrossing.”
—Chris K., reader
- “Lynsey’s work is wonderfully imaginative and sensory and full of intrigue. […] She writes her characters in a way that makes them feel very real and personal, even the ones that aren’t quite alive!”
—Erin Cooper, reader
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