With birth, death, contemplation, and close calls, Send More Tourists… the Last Ones Were Delicious explores how we respond to the weight of social expectations. From the hidden pressures of wall paint and tarot card predictions, to the burden of phone numbers and the dismembering of saints, Waddleton takes us on a surrealist road trip through the missteps of her vivid characters with honesty and compassion. These are stories of survival. Unafraid, dreamy, and downright weird, these stories cross boundaries of geography, gender, and generation with an eye to the transient nature of human life.
Tracey Waddleton was raised in Trepassey, Newfoundland, and now splits her time between St. John’s and Montreal. She was a finalist for the 2013 NLCU Fresh Fish Award for Emerging Writers, and in 2014 her stories won both second and third place in the Cuffer Prize Competition. She was the recipient of the Lawrence Jackson Award in 2015. Waddleton’s work has been published in Riddle Fence, The Telegram, NQOnline, Paragon 6, and various Cuffer Anthologies.
Genre: Fiction, Short Stories
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 x 1 in
Published: July 8, 2019