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Help fund the galley printing costs of The Girlfriend Game, a short story collection by Nick Antosca.
Help fund the galley printing costs of The Girlfriend Game, a short story collection by Nick Antosca.
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Nick Antosca's The Girlfriend Game is a tumble through the looking glass into a vortex of violence and desire. The 12 stories in the newest collection by the Shirley Jackson Award-winning author are brutal, urgent and unforgettable.

In "Predator Bait," a decoy in a sex sting news show questions her job and the man who shares her bed. An undependable son watches his mother become a creature he hardly recognizes in "Amphibian." A young man plots the death of his girlfriend's killer in "Winter Was Hard."

Antosca crafts surreal doomsday scenarios other-worldly transformations alongside painfully articulate depictions of sexuality and animal impulse. The stories in The Girlfriend Game are mesmerizing, leaving a haunting afterglow long after you close the book.

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About the author: Nick Antosca is the author of Fires (2006), Midnight Picnic (2009), and The Obese (2012). Antosca was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and currently lives in Los Angeles, California. He is a 2005 graduate of Yale University. His writing has appeared in literary journals, newspapers, and websites including The New York Sun, n+1, The Paris Review, nerve (website), Hustler, Film Threat, The Barcelona Review, and The Daily Beast. In 2011, he wrote the screenplay for the horror film The Cottage, directed by Christopher Jaymes and starring David Arquette. He has also written for MTV's Teen Wolf and the ABC military drama series Last Resort.

About the publisher: Word Riot Inc. is a nonprofit dedicated to promoting independent literature and supporting emerging writers.

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