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A Finely Tuned Apathy Machine
A Finely Tuned Apathy Machine

A Finely Tuned Apathy Machine


168 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, Mobipocket, EPUB

Trade Paper, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $16.95)

Publication Date: April 2008

ISBN 9781550960877

Rights: US, CA, AU, NZ, EUR & SAM

Exile Editions (Apr 2008)


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Bursting with comedy and peculiarity, this collection of short stories explores the world of those living their Generation-X lives on the fringes of society. From a loner who uses mosh pits as a confessional to a cross-dresser prowling the aisles of the local supermarket, this work follows these characters as they navigate the universe in refreshing and unexpected ways.


"Fiction from just the other side of normal." —Hour, Montreal

"Paterson's unique blend of tenderness, humour and horror is engaging." —Montreal Gazette

"Delivers wonderfully embracing ups-and-downs and twists and turns with each story. Paterson truly has mastered the thoughtful art of taking the reader on a marvelous ride from start to finish." —Austin Clarke, Giller Prize winner

Author Biography

Mark Paterson is the author of Other People’s Showers and a contributor to the anthology Lust for Life: Tales of Sex and Love.