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Dark All Day, a short story collection by Darryl Joel Berger, published by John Gosslee Books.

See more at http://dark-all-day.tumblr.com/.

Forty-one stories! Each one opening with an original illustration by the author.

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Some blurbs and review excerpts ...

Darryl Joel Berger’s short stories are dark, subversively funny, and surprising. Dark All Day thrusts us into uncomfortable worlds and scenarios, making us confront characters we’d probably never want to encounter in real life. Berger writes tales where a hand inevitably draws back the curtain to offer moments that are, in his words, "so blackly alive."
–– Gillian Sze, author of The Anatomy of Clay and Fish Bones, shortlisted for the 2009 QWF McAuslan First Book Prize

With his second collection of short fiction, DJ Berger offers 41 discrete tales of indiscreet characters. They will blow your mind one by one. If you crossed Stephen King with Raymond Carver you'd be getting close to what's going on here. The vision is bleak indeed, but also funny, intimate, and more than painfully real: a true dark triumph.
–– Carolyn Smart, author of Hooked and At the End of the Day

The stories and illustrations in DARK ALL DAY are disturbing and delightful in equal measure. Darryl Joel Berger is an exhilarating writer possessed of an apocalyptic (possibly apoplectic?) imagination fuelled by adrenalin, anxiety, and achingly acute observations of our unravelling world.
–– Diane Schomperlen, author of Forms of Devotion, winner of the Governor General's Award

From the first page, you know you’re in the wrong hands. So perfectly, exquisitely wrong.
–– Peter Darbyshire, author of Please and The Warhol Gang.

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Each book comes with an original work of library card art tucked inside (library card art = original ink drawings on rescued, vintage library cards –– they make excellent bookmarks or look wonderful in a frame).

Every book signed and inscribed by the author.

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