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Warnings From the Future


1st Edition

In ten provocative stories, Ethan Chatagnier presents us with characters in crisis, people grappling with their own and others’ darkness as they search for glimmers to carry them through difficult times, untenable tasks, uncertain futures. The collection explores with unflinching eloquence the quandaries of conscience posed by the present, but also plunges us into a startlingly prescient “what if?” world, exploring in both realms questions concerning the value of perseverance, art, hope, and heart.

152 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 2018


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"Every story I read here was completely different in terms of characters and plot, almost as if conceived by different authors. There are similarities, though, in voice and style that unify them—Chatagnier’s psychic distance feels far and high, as if narrated from a ledge atop a tall mountain at the edge of town. This gives him license, it seems, to dip in and out of different characters’ heads, to trail off on speculations, and divert into non-sequiturs. His creativity is as eclectic as any writer I’ve covered, but he’s got this voice down, an original read that challenged and satisfied me at the same time. Warnings From the Future is Ethan Chatagnier’s debut and it’s a strikingly impressive one."

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