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Actual author photo: Davis Schneiderman

May 2020, MadHat Press

by Davis Schneiderman

with, Tim Guthrie (images), Kelly Haramis (words), Stacey Levine (words), Cris Mazza (words), Megan Milks (words), Andi Olsen (images), Lance Olsen (words)

Schneiderman’s debut short-story collection is a compelling mix of words and images produced with a series of innovative collaborators. there is no appropriate #emoji moves through time, space, and twitter—incorporating images from the award-winning Museum of Alternative History—to explore isolation, collaboration, and the sticky materiality of words. Written before COVID-19, these stories speak, through their oblique contortions, to the perpetual crises of language, representation, and humanity we must all confront during these strange times. 

Some Advance Praise:


—David Shields is the bestselling author of more than twenty books, including—most recently—Nobody Hates Trump More than Trump and The Trouble With Men

“🤡🎁 for the ages. 🤪🧐🤓🤯. The 😈 is in the 🤝 as we slouch towards👾☠️. 👍🏽🥳”

—Carmen Giménez Smith, author of Be Recorder

“Wow! 👍🏿➡️ 🌎➡️ ✌🏽🔥👍🏿.”

—Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky, composer, multimedia artist, and writer