I'm Fine, But You Appear to Be Sinking

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I'm Fine, But You Appear to Be Sinking

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by Leyna Krow

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In I’m Fine, But You Appear to Be Sinking, the strange collides with the mundane: close to home and far from it, in suburban neighborhoods and rural communities, with cycling apocalypses and backyard tigers. Each story stands alone, but they are connected through reoccurring imagery and a shared theme of protagonists in emotional peril. At its core, this collection is imbued with mystery, oddity, humor, and empathy, but what it really wants to show us is that we’re never really alone—most especially when we’re certain that we are.

Pages: 188

Publication date: February 14, 2017

Size: 8"x5.25"

ISBN: 9781943888085


Praise for I'm Fine, But You Appear to Be Sinking

In Leyna Krow’s I’m Fine, but You Appear to Be Sinking, the natural world serves as a breathing, shifting backdrop for wonderfully strange stories about human connection and division. People float unmoored in outer space or at sea, neighbors crate tigers in their backyards, snakes overtake a diseased prairie, and creatures large and small tunnel into and out of the lives of characters as complex as they are fragile. Brimming with stunning humor, depth, originality, and beauty, this collection is an absolute marvel.
— Sharma Shields, author of The Sasquatch Hunter's Almanac
Leyna Krow’s stories range far and wide – from outer space to the ocean depths to the distant future – but they are bound by a crackling wit, an inventive vitality, a laser eye for the silent currents between people, and a sneaky emotional power. I’m Fine But You Appear to be Sinking is a wildly imagined debut, a blast of fleet power.
— Shawn Vestal, author of Daredevils and Godforsaken Idaho
What a wonderful book Leyna Krow has written! And what a rare book—innovative, clever, funny, deliciously language-driven, delightful dialogue—but also so very warm and human. A joy to read.
— Amber Sparks, author of The Unfinished World
Leyna Krow’s stories crackle with fearless curiosity and an expansive, embracing wonder towards time and the world. I’m Fine but You Appear to Be Sinking is an antidote to every cynical, self-centered impulse.
— James Tadd Adcox, author of Does Not Love
Wise slackers, loveable smart alecks, squids, voyeurs, cob snakes, astronauts and amateur astronomers, octopi, clones, tigers, rebels and octopi. Did I mention the octopi? Welcome to the spectacular, funny, vivid world of Leyna Krow’s short stories! So completely original in voice and concept—smart, humorous, poignant, clear and meaningful. A fresh, important voice for a new generation of writers. I LOVE these stories.
— Greg Spatz, author of Half as Happy

About the Author

Leyna Krow's stories have appeared in Hayden's Ferry Review, Prairie Schooner, Ninth Letter, and other publications. She lives in Spokane, Washington.

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