A strange sound crashes through the narrator’s dreams on the eve of his father’s funeral. Someone has broken into the house, and he’ll do anything to prevent the intruder from leaving.
The thirteen stories in Andrew Pyper’s intense and artful short-story collection, Kiss Me, deal with the issues, sensibilities and intangible estrangements of contemporary youth. But there are no neat and tidy coming-of-age passages here: these are narratives about reaching out—and often failing to touch—one another in a time of both privilege and fracture.
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