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In the deft hands of Andrew Lafleche, the boundaries of fiction are challenged with inimitable abandon—A Pardonable Offence is a collection of short stories brimming with intensity and accented by an unexpected dark humour.
The ten stories range from the whimsical to the terrifying—online dating fails; alienation amidst a bizarre and dehumanised world; a portrait of the suffocating oppression consuming modern life; a disturbing short illustrating the blurred landscape separating circumstance and choice.
The final tale in this collection, a blackly humorous portrayal of a patient’s stream of consciousness, reveals an agonised consideration of violence directed toward faceless victims and sexual relations which border on criminal. It’s a dark revelation of an over conscious individual whose psyche flirts with a level of paranoia skirting schizophrenic tendency.
Appalling, thought-provoking, and entertaining, A Pardonable Offence is Andrew Lafleche claiming his voice: extreme and provocative. This collection will delight his growing number of fans and new readers alike.