In June 2017, Morning Rain Publishing is releasing Shane Joseph’s collection of short stories, Crossing Limbo. Harsh and haunting, this collection delves into what motivates the human spirit and addresses character and social flaws without prejudice or guile. Joseph explores topics of sexuality, abuse, suicide, murder, torture, and narcissism. He presents relatable, although sometimes unlikeable, characters in familiar but uncomfortable situations—bringing to light moments we’d prefer to keep hidden.
Crossing Limbo contains 13 stories of literary fiction that tempt the reader’s palate with different themes and subjects. Opening with Waiting for the Train, in which a young girl and a forgotten writer contemplate suicide, and closing with The Long Road Back, wherein a woman uses tantric sex to heal the men in her life, the stories encompass all aspects of life without holding back.
Shane is a graduate of the Humber School for Writers in Toronto and studied under the mentorship of Giller Prize and Canadian Governor General’s Award winning author David Adams Richards. His published works include the novels Redemption in Paradise (2004), After the Flood (2009), The Ulysses Man (2011) and In the Shadow of the Conquistador (2015). His previously published short story collections are Fringe Dwellers (2008) and Paradise Revisited (2013). His short fiction has appeared in literary journals and anthologies internationally. His blog is widely syndicated.
More details on Shane’s work and blog can be found on his website.