Neil and Other Stories

By J. Bradley

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In the title story, a young father struggles to escape the specter of his upbringing, yet finds himself pulled towards it as he raises his own son. Raw and unflinching in its portrayal of parenthood, Neil paints a portrait of both tenderness and cruelty, taking the reader on an emotional journey that ends with an astonishing revelation. A Best of the Net and Pushcart Prize nominated writer, Bradley is increasingly recognized as a master of flash fiction.


ISBN: 978-0996764674

Publication date: 01 May 2018

Paperback price: $15

Ebook price: $6


"Splattered animals. Carnivorous plants. Lousy jobs. Unrequited love. Bad parents. Sick parents. Dead parents. A body that is 'a crowd waiting for the right words to riot.' Welcome to the world of Neil. Pray, dear reader, you get out alive. Moving, thrilling, and nearly Gothic in its darkness, this book of fatherhood, livelihoods, and family will haunt you long after you've turned the last page."

– David James Poissant, author of The Heaven of Animals

“True to publisher, Whisk(e)y Tit’s vision, J. Bradley’s Neil and Other Stories is a collection of considerable playfulness and beauty, of daring and intellectual rigor. The stories by themselves are exciting, moving, thought-provoking. As a collection, it’s a breathtakingly fresh, innovative thrill-ride.”

– Kathy Fish, author of Rift

"J. Bradley wanders into the darker caves of human experience and comes back with gemstones—chipped, shiny, and reflecting back our own fractured selves."

– Christopher DeWan, author of Hoopty Time Machines