PEOPLE LIKE FRANK
And Other Stories from the Edge of Normal
On the edge of normal, challenges take many forms—the everday can be an adventure and the ordinary a triumph.
A young woman in a group home investigates a mysterious piece of knitting. An obsessed bag boy does grim battle with a squirrel. A woman, an asparagus bag and a garbageman have a tumultuous short-term relationship. Otherwise unremarkable achievements become epic on the edge of normal.
In the tradition of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Room and If I Fall, If I Die, this uplifting collection explores the world through the eyes of protagonists whose perspectives are informed by their unique circumstances. Some are struggling with physical challenges while others seek to overcome psychological barriers. Far from being defined by their limitations, these characters revel in achievements others take for granted and find wonder in unexpected places. By celebrating the private triumphs of people who are all too often dismissed, Ashton reminds us all of our own humanity.
- ISBN 978-1-7770101-6-4 (softcover)
- ISBN 978-1-7770101-7-1 (html)
- 5.5″ x 8.5″
- Publication date: October 2020
- CAD $ 19.95