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Rules for Escaping – out now in paperback!

My first book Rules for Escaping is out now in paperback from word west with a new, excellent cover designed by David Byron Queen (off the prompt of Don DeLillo meets David Lynch, which he completely nailed).

Here are some nice things people said about the book:

"Throughout the collection are interwoven themes of identity, race, grief, depression, anxiety, suicide, and obsession, mixed in with humor, satire, surrealism, and Postmodern twists on format.“An exceptional compilation of sharp fiction…a focus on trauma and its effects…a small but strong dose of absurdity and humor alongside insights into the world of grief…the author shows no fear when delving into darker emotions…an excellent showcase for his shrewd and deft talent.” —Kirkus Reviews 

"In these beautiful and surprising stories, characters desperately seek human connection through the many barriers presented by technology, memory, relationships past and present, and possibly most difficult to get through, their own buried desires and history. Nick Farriella’s Rules for Escaping is a series of impossible escape rooms where sometimes the characters discover their past selves have written the clues. These are powerful, cleverly constructed modern stories and this collection marks the arrival of a wise and assured writer." –– Dave Housley, author of The Other Ones


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