A Pardonable Offence is filled with Andrew Lafleche’s remarkably unsettling interpretations of reality. This singular new short story collection is brimming with intensity accented by an unexpected dark humor. The true moralist, one who makes himself ugly to expose the ugliness seen all around, Lafleche isn’t afraid to challenge the boundaries of fiction with inimitable abandon. Among the stories are, ‘A Pardonable Offence’, a disturbing short which illustrates the blurred landscape separating circumstance and choice; ‘Parallels’, a four tale collective, presents a devastating portrait of the suffocating oppression consuming modern life; ‘Clayton’s Cabin’, concerns a man’s alienation amidst a bizarre and dehumanized world. The final tale, ‘Therapy’, a blackly humorous portrayal of a patient’s stream of consciousness, reveals an agonized consideration of violence directed toward faceless victims and sexual relations which border on criminal. It is 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.
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Andrew Lafleche is a poet, author, and journalist. His work covers topics such as spirituality, drugs, promiscuity, and alcohol, while using a spoken style of language to blend social criticism, philosophical reflection, explicit language, and black comedy. Andrew enlisted in the Canadian Forces in 2007 and received an honourable discharge in 2014. He is the recipient of the 2016 John Newlove Poetry Award. His work has appeared in The Daily Observer, Bywords, Snapdragon, The Manhattanville Review, The Poet’s Haven, Lummox Press, CommuterLit, Raven Chronicles, Royal City Literary Arts Society, Havik, and various other national and international publications. Connect with Andrew online at: www.AJLafleche.com.
Books by the Author:
No Diplomacy (2015)
One Hundred Little Victories (2018)