The paranoid genie in the bottle

Conon Parks returns as sponsor this week to share an excerpt from Some Kind of Ending, a collaboration with Mike MacNeil and illustrator Randy Jones. Set in Reagan-era Seattle, Ending is a solid whole built from materials that always feel like they're about to drop you through the slats — sentences that steer you one way, then spin you like a bottle; sketches and scribbles that feel like they came straight from a zine. It's gritty, it's weird, and it'll turn you upside down and shake the change out of your pockets — all the while reassuring you that you're its best friend.

Read an excerpt from the first chapter on our sponsor’s page. Then click the link to pick up a copy through Indiebound.

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