A new collection of short stories from Anders Flagstad – Circles and Wheels – is out on Amazon and Smashwords. It turns out it’s an urban learning experience, a kind of moebius strip narrative, a fantasmagorical romp and tribute (of sorts) in and to a certain city in (very) Southern California. Yes, it takes place in San Diego. The last few miles of the American Dream before you hit the first few miles of the Mexican Dream.
So, what can you learn about life from this city of San Diego – land of beaches, palm trees, mesas, waterless deserts and demons and angels? This book of short stories attempts to answer that burning civic and personal question. What? What is there to learn?
Angels are everywhere.
In bowling alleys and department stores, on doomed European vacations and the tops of unlikely mountains.
Drag Queens are everywhere.
In sushi bar murders, in first-time love affairs, in condos and in taxis and just in general.
Death is everywhere.
In the light, in the dark, in the nostrils of deities.
Life is everywhere.
In kidnapping the handicapped, in terminal diseases, in haunted public transportation.
Circles and wheels are everywhere.
That is, if you know where to look for them. San Diego’s a good place to start.
Circles and Wheels – now available on Amazon and Smashwords!