David Gaffney's compact, surreal tales are filled with poignancy and wit. Each story goes off like a tiny depth charge in the mind, leaving you with the trace memory of some new urban myth - comic, absurd and disturbingly true.
David Gaffney lives in Manchester. He is the author of several books including Sawn-Off Tales (2006), Aromabingo (2007), Never Never (2008), The Half-Life of Songs (2010) and More Sawn-Off Tales (2013). He has written articles for the Guardian, Sunday Times, Financial Times and Prospect, and his new novel, All The Places I've Ever Lived, is due out in spring 2017. See www.davidgaffney.org.
???Your Name in Weetos The Lost Language of Hairgrips Last to Know Flying Lessons with Gary Numan Intimate Zone Happy Place Where We Left Off You Know, Quiet `Uchafu' What You Know is There Pets Killer Lines Click Into the World Heavy Java Guy She's Really Alt-Country Smells Like Some Call it Loungecore Special Interest We Are the Robots Little Jan A Good System We Like it Here No Turning Last Chance to Turn Around Mask The Kids Are All Right Tasting Notes Wednesday Night's Alright for Fighting Contact Time Enclosures New Best Friend Potato Smiles Shop Talk Until You are Happy Floydy The Habits of Unstoppable People The Way you Say `Park' Lady Pleaser First Out Light Lunch With Tongues On This Very Special Day Cica Lights The World Won't Listen Smack End of Line Server Farmer Kick inside Pop-Tarts The Funny Way I Feel Inside The Heartless Chain The Man Whose Head Expanded A Personal Message Doctor Logic Dead Star Do You Know Where I Am? Life Just Bounces