Here’s the cover of the new release from Todd Grimson titled “Stabs At Happiness: 13 Short Stories.” We’re releasing the book Nov. 1st, but are sending out galleys right now. If you’d like to be considered, show me your press credentials and we’ll consider.
From 1988 Oregon Book Award-winning author Todd Grimson, comes our November hardcover release of “Stabs at Happiness.” Todd Grimson won the 1988 Oregon Book Award for Fiction for “Within Normal Limits” and has written two other acclaimed novels, “Brand New Cherry Flavor” and “Stainless” - both of which have been republished by Schaffner Press within the past year.
“STABS AT HAPPINESS: 13 Stories” is the first collection of short fiction by Grimson, which spans a career of over thirty years. Many of these pieces were first seen in groundbreaking literary journals of the 80’s and 90’s and more recent stories have been published in online literary journals.
Representing a vast array of characters and settings, and ranging in time from the 1930’s Prohibition years, to the 50’s in pre-Castro Cuba, to the 70’s in downtown bohemian New York, to the downtown streets of Portland’s Chinatown, and 82nd Avenue in Southeast Portland - these stories possess a darkly surreal and unique voice.