Transitory by Tobias Carroll

ISBN: 978-1-937865-74-0
196 pages
Release Date: August 15, 2016
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  • Review by Jim Ruland at San Diego CityBeat
  • Review by Michael Deagler at The Rumpus
  • Review by Leland Cheuk at Medium
  • Interview with Mairead Case at The Rumpus
  • Interview with Gabino Iglesias at Electric Literature
  • Interview with Rob Hart at LitReactor
  • Interview with Michael T. Fournier at The Collapsar
  • Playlist at Largehearted Boy
  • Excerpt at Joyland
  • Inclusion on Dennis Cooper’s Best Books of 2016

“The stories in Tobias Carroll’s Transitory sneak up on you. They wear their inventions lightly, casually exploring an impressive range of styles and effects. Filled with haunting mysteries, sly humor, and tender melancholy, these companionable tales promise to lodge themselves in your memory. You’ll want to revisit them again and again, right down to the liner notes.”
–Jeff Jackson, author of Mira Corpora

“Ingenious and mysterious, the stories of Tobias Carroll are spun with quiet loneliness and wild surprise. Transitory is that rare kind of collection where each story stands shining alone and, in the end, forms a beautifully melancholic whole. Tobias Carroll is an original and deeply exciting talent.”
–Laura van den Berg, author of Find Me