by Jonathan Messinger
Nothing is as it seems: a jilted lover dons robot armor to win back the heart of an ex-girlfriend; an angel loots the home of a single father; a teenager finds the key to everlasting life in a video game. In this much-anticipated debut, one of Chicago's most exciting young writers has crafted playful and empathic tales of misguided lonely hearts. Sparkling with humor and showcasing an array of styles, Hiding Out features characters dodging consequences while trying desperately to connect.
Publication date: October 1, 2007
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About the author
Jonathan Messinger founded THISisGRAND, a journal of creative non-fiction publishing stories of Chicago's public transit in 2004. He is also the founder of the acclaimed Dollar Store reading series. His work has appeared in McSweeney's, Rainbow Curve, Pindeldyboz, THE2NDHAND, and Awake!, an anthology from Soft Skull Press.