Barking Rain Press is pleased to announce the paperback and eBook release of the short fiction collection Border Run & Other Stories by Kansas City, Missouri author Jennifer Leeper. Author of the novel, Padre: The Narrowing Path, Leeper is an award-winning fiction writer whose short fiction is included in several anthologies and publications such as Independent Ink Magazine, Notes Magazine, The Stone Hobo, Poiesis, Every Day Fiction, Aphelion Webzine, Heater Magazine, Cowboy Jamboree, The New Engagement, and The Liguorian.
Sit back and savor this mesmerizing collection of short fiction set in multiple eras and locales. Two sisters hike a mountainside in South Korea, ascending to another level of sibling intimacy as they descend. A weary detective weathers a mid-life crisis of faith in everything that is familiar and known—including his own integrity as a man of the law. A dying grandmother tasks her grandson with distributing her massive collection of shoes, with the caveat that each pair must be matched to a suitable new owner.
These fourteen stories provide tantalizing glimpses of death and its impact on those left behind, the tedious grind of day-to-day living and the promise of escape through the magical and supernatural. Though the characters in each story are encapsulated by their own unique worldview, they are a composite reflection of the overarching experience of life lived, in all times and places.
Ask for Border Run & Other Stories at your favorite bookstore, or buy it online at the Barking Rain Press website, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, Powells, Waterstones, and many other online bookstores. It is also available as an eBook through Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Apple iBooks, Kobo, Google Play, Content Reserve/Overdrive, the Barking Rain Press website, and many other outlets worldwide.
Interested readers can click here to read the first four chapters for free.
BORDER RUN & OTHER STORIES
BISAC Genre Codes:
FIC029000 — FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
FIC048000 — FICTION / Urban
FIC045000 — FICTION / Family Life
BIC Genre Codes:
FA — Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Trade Paperback (122 pp)
Retail Price: $12.95 USD
Distributors: Ingram, Bertram Books, Gardners Books
eBook (ePub, Kindle, PDF)
Retail Price: $5.95 USD
Distributors: Content Reserve/Overdrive, Ingram