Fiction. The circus at the heart of this tragically beautiful collection of stories by Michael Chin, led by a tortured ringmaster, filled with performers bound together by the tenuous common thread of having nowhere else to run, is not the glitz and glamour big top you might expect, but rather a dark, mystical place where you go to forget and be forgotten—a circus traveling out of necessity more than anything else. At times reminiscent of Bradbury and Matheson, CIRCUS FOLK draws you into a vivid world that will haunt you in the best way.
Michael Chin was born and raised in Utica, New York and currently lives in Las Vegas with his wife and son. He is the author of the preceding full-length short story collection, You Might Forget the Sky was Ever Blue from Duck Lake Books; his third collection, The Long Way Home is forthcoming in 2020 from Cowboy Jamboree Press. Chin won the 2017-2018 Jean Leiby Chapbook Award from The Florida Review and Bayou Magazine's 2014 James Knudsen Prize for Fiction. Follow him on Twitter @miketchin.Author City: LAS VEGAS, NV USA