Absolute Invention by Sheldon Lee Compton

In his third short story collection, Absolute Invention, Sheldon Lee Compton returns to the realms of imagination belonging to magical realism and fabulist fiction. This collection fires up the world of creative creation he first dealt with in his collection Where Alligators Sleep.

You’ll encounter a town that beautifies amputation, ghost dinosaurs, dragons that live in ponds, and a man who cures his on loneliness with help from a homuculus, among many other stories and characters you will never find anywhere else. From start to finish you’ll get exactly what is promised: absolute invention.



Sheldon Lee Compton is a short story writer and novelist from Kentucky. He is the author of seven books, most recently the novel Dysphoria: An Appalachian Gothic, and is currently at work on his first nonfiction book, The Orchard Is Full of Sound: On Breece D’J Pancake and Appalachia, for West Virginia University Press.

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