Goldfish Tears (Book Acquired, 3.16.2012)


Goldfish Tears by Curtis Ackie: A good looking collection of shorts. Here’s the descriptor:

A perturbed bachelor is beleaguered by his misbehaving shadow; a reclusive alchemist builds a machine to right his wife’s disfigurement; the sun forgets to rise over a sleepy town in the middle of nowhere. Equal parts haunting and outlandish, Goldfish Tears is an enchanting collection of short stories by Curtis Ackie, a young British-born author concerned with the magic of dreams as escapism.


The book is full of charming illustrations that evoke whimsy and dread: