Fiction. We call it a transfer...It's important to use the terms, to distance yourself. It's a dead guy in the back of a van, really, but the words can be something else. Dead bodies, Rum-runners, Murdered mothers. Small-town Alberta is home to Ian, a transfer agent who removes dead bodies all day and who has forgotten how to talk to the living; Becky, a failed academic looking to invent a violent history to escape her mundane present; and Athene, a young woman who witnessed her mother's murder and now seeks answers from the man who took her mother's body away. In YOU ARE AMONG MONSTERS, the dead have stories left to tell. But who gets to do the telling?
Jon R. Flieger's work has appeared in Canadian Literature, CV2, and The Malahat Review. He was the winner of the 2011 Norma Epstein national award for fiction. His book Never Sleep with Anyone from Windsor (Black Moss, 2007) won the Orison award. He resides in Quebec City, Quebec.Author City: QUEBEC CITY, QC CAN