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CONTAGION, a highly influential book, is out of print. We want to give it new life!

We intend to bring Brian Evenson's Contagion back to life. This collection of stories, which was originally released by Wordcraft, is a highly influential body of work, which contains the O.Henry award winning short story "Two Brothers."Contagion is a book loved by readers and writers and lauded by literary critics for its precise language, quick narrative line, and perplexing philosophical inquiries. Taught by leading avant-garde writers in college literature courses for many years, professors now find it impossible to teach because their students can no longer purchase copies of the book.


Brian Evenson, a well respected, widely-published, and important American author has agreed to publish Contagion with Astrophil Press, a recently-launched independent press, when he could have easily given it to a much bigger press. However, we don't quite have the capital to meet the demand of this major book by such a well-respected author. While we have the money to print a small run of Contagion, we expect the demand for this title to be extremely high, and our distributor agrees. It is vitally important to us that we get this book back into the hands of readers, teachers, and students.


This is where you come in! You can become a part of literary history by helping us print this book!


Our promise to you is that every cent of money raised through Kickstarter will go directly to publishing this book. All our design work is done in house. No one at Astrophil Press gets paid. All work is voluntary. Any profits made from the book go back into the press and pay the author royalties. No one at Astrophil Press gets paid. Our only interest is to publish new writers and to release great works that have fallen out of print.


We encourage you to follow the provided links to learn about Brian Evenson's literary work and about Astrophil Press. Contagion is one of our all-time favorite books and we think it will become one of yours too.


Please visit Brian Evenson's website for his latest news or the Astrophil Press website for updates and interviews with authors

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