University of East Anglia publisher Boiler House Press is to publish Ben Pester’s debut short story collection Am I in the Right Place?
Press co-founder Dr Philip Langeskov acquired UK rights from Cathryn Summerhayes at Curtis Brown.
Am I in the Right Place? is described as "a book of stories in which the everyday – work, parents, friends – is not quite what it should be... Unsettling, original and occasionally monstrous, these are stories that light the contours of the ordinary world with a shimmering unreality."
Chris Power, author of Mothers (Faber, 2018), endorsed the collection, saying: "Ben Pester’s vertiginous and stunningly weird stories are acts of inversion: office life is rendered terrifying and strange, while elements of cosmic horror – alien lifeforms, menacing and hungry holes – possess an eerie banality. Engaging with these enigmatic variations is less like reading and more like plunging; a funny and disturbing experience that I won’t soon forget."
Am I in the Right Place? will be published on 6th May 2021.