Don’t Smell the Flossby open on 08/17/2009
Fourteen stories that defy logic in only the most perverse and elegant of ways. Part One, “Kittied to Death,” includes 7 stories that delve into the mysterious and often inexplicable nature of love. Part Two, “Nagasaki and What Not,” brings you 7 more equally disturbing tales of dreams, adventures and life inside trauma.
Andrew Leland from The Believer says: “I was kittied to death by these stories. Matty Byloos’s fiction doesn’t go down smooth, and that’s a good thing: his sentences are hot blurts that bust rudely and hilariously into the reader’s consciousness. The revelations of Byloos’s book are many: I’m very glad I now know about ‘Momma’s little ham-glazing sessions’; I’ll never forget that ‘my couch is like a soap opera….’”
From Casey McKinney, Writer and Founding Editor, The Fanzine: “The miracles of Don’t Smell the Floss are actually the exquisite detritus of a hard working craftsman of the Word. His lines are chiseled, and like a sculptor, or a mad surgeon with a double degree in the murkier matters of psychoanalysis, he digs deep through the sinews of body and mind and often yanks back a funny bone. I’m still coughing bones back through a few of my orifices and am never the worse for wear.”