Short stories by Brian Evenson

BRIAN EVENSON is the author of a dozen books of fiction, most recently the story collection A Collapse of Horses (Coffee House Press 2016) and the novella The Warren ( 2016). He has also recently published Windeye (Coffee House Press 2012) and Immobility (Tor 2012), both of which were finalists for a Shirley Jackson Award. His novel Last Days won the American Library Association's award for Best Horror Novel of 2009. His novel The Open Curtain (Coffee House Press) was a finalist for an Edgar Award and an International Horror Guild Award. Other books include The Wavering Knife (which won the IHG Award for best story collection), Dark Property, and Altmann's Tongue. He has translated work by Christian Gailly, Jean Frémon, Claro, Jacques Jouet, Eric Chevillard, Antoine Volodine, Manuela Draeger, and David B. He is the recipient of three O. Henry Prizes as well as an NEA fellowship. His work has been translated into Czech, French, Italian, Greek, Hungarian, Japanese, Persian, Russia, Spanish, Slovenian, and Turkish. He lives in Los Angeles and teaches in the Critical Studies Program at CalArts.

Listing 6 stories.

In a hospital that is divorced from a concrete time or place, a head trauma patient struggles to recover his memory after being accused of a violent string of murders.

In a small American town, a young girl is taken by extraterrestrial forces and returned to Earth lacking a face. The men of the town, along with the girl's mother, must decide what to do with the faceless victim.

After the death of his estranged father, a man becomes increasingly more disillusioned and paranoid as he ventures home for the settling of the estate.

When an astronaut awakens from hibernation long before he has reached his destination, he tries to get answers from the spaceship’s onboard computer.

When two thieves, Karsten and Nils, attempt to rob a town, one is shot and the other is forced to face more than the loss of a friend.

While investigating an architectural impossibility in the structure of their new home, a young boy witnesses his little sister be erased from reality.