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'Beautifully wrought and wonderfully eclectic — a brilliant, powerful collection of very short, short fiction.' — Emmett Stinson, RRR

A father teaches his daughter how to break whiskey bottles. A woman looks for an old lover in a satellite photograph. A man finds the voice of his dead wife on an unlabelled cassette tape. A blind girl dreams about the taste of the moon.

Josephine Rowe captures the briefest moments; small joys, lost dreams, and silent heartbreak in these stylish, bittersweet short stories. In restrained prose touched with poetry, accompanied here with John Skibinski’s elegant line illustrations, How a Moth Becomes a Boat is a beautiful vision of life in miniature.
 

  • Publisher: Hunter Publishers (March 1, 2010)
  • Length: 96 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780980397420