After almost five years of empty promises in which Douglas Glover has listed almost every expensive Scotch brand name he could Google, our own NC at the Movies Senior Editor R. W. Gray has had to resort to raising funds for his own expense account and has now published his second collection of short stories, Entropic (NeWest, May 2015).
Gray will be appearing across North America in support of this collection, so make sure to stop by and see him when he’s in your neck of the woods!
- May 24 – Skylight Books (1818 North Vermont Ave.), Los Angeles CA, 7:30 PM
- May 27 – Copper Owl (1900 Douglas Street), Victoria, BC, 7:00 PM
- May 28 – The Paper Hound Bookshop, (344 West Pender St) Vancouver BC, 6:30 PM
- June 18 – Westminster Books (445 King St), Fredericton NB, 7:00 PM
- July 10 – MochaLisa’s Caffé (22 Clifton Country Rd), Clifton Park NY, 7:30 PM
About the Book:
In his second collection of stories, author and filmmaker R.W. Gray once again finds the place where the beautiful, the strange, and the surreal all meet—sometimes meshing harmoniously, sometimes colliding with terrible violence, launching his characters into a redefined reality.
A lovestruck man discovers the secret editing room where his girlfriend erases all her flaws; a massage artist finds that she can alleviate her clients’ pain in more ways than one; a beautiful man invites those who want him to do whatever they wish with his unconscious body; and a gay couple meets what appear to be the younger versions of themselves, and learns that history can indeed repeat itself.
“R. W. Gray writes like nobody else; risky, edgy, erotic, subversive, even macabre short stories, very contemporary, coded with solitude, but reaching for myth, always beautiful and astonishing.” ~ Douglas Glover, author of Savage Love and Elle
“Writing about the body is difficult because bodies are difficult: they are beautiful and awkward, strong and vulnerable, and if they frame the soul, they also house a host of unspiritual urges. Entropic, R.W. Gray’s second collection of short stories after 2010’s Crisp, is all about the body, and Gray hones in on all of these contradictions with writing that is as visceral and demanding as its subject.” ~ Julienne Isaacs, The Winnipeg Review
“Gray’s stories of unfulfilled need dance the line between unnervingly erotic and darkly familiar. Reading Entropic is like peeking at the dark space in your heart, hoping to see a light.” ~ Chelsey Stuyt, Beatroute.ca