THE CASE OF THE MISSING MEN
The Case of The Missing Men follows a gang of teens who have made it their business to investigate any mysterious happenings in their rural N.S. town as part of a registered after-school program. Their world of missing pets and shed fires is turned upside down when real-life kid adventurer Sam Finch arrives in town, enlisting them in their first real case—the search for his missing father. Their investigation leads them to discover a hidden world beneath their sunny town, full of secret societies, weird-but-true folk mythology, subterranean lairs, and an occultist who can turn men into dogs!
"There’s a full TV season worth of plot here, but plot isn’t really the point. It’s Bertin’s confident, idiosyncratic tone and Forbes’ small, unnerving, almost Jack Chick–like art that makes this such a weirdly warmhearted nightmare." - Daniel Kraus, Booklist
Nominated for a Doug Wright Award!
BAD THINGS HAPPEN
The characters in Bad Things Happen—professors, janitors, webcam models, small-time criminals—are between things. Between jobs and marriages, states of sobriety, joy and anguish; between who they are and who they want to be. Kris Bertin’s unforgettable debut introduces us to people at the tenuous moment before everything in their lives change, for better or worse.
“Kris Bertin’s images are built to last. His fiction is governed by an explosive tension that is contained — but just barely contained — in careful stories designed to be just strong enough to hold. This is the work of a real craftsman, a writer who knows exactly — exactly — what he is doing.” - Alexander MacLeod, Author of Light Lifting
Winner of the Writer's Trust of Canada's Danuta Gleed Award!
Other Stories you can read online:
"The Narrow Passage" in The Winnipeg Review
"Cowan" in The Walrus
"A MAN MIGHT WORK" in The Fiddlehead
"The Eviction Process" in The Walrus
"THE GAME" in PRISM International
"Some Other Place or Time" in PILOT Pocket Book
"GORILLA PAINTING 26" x 32" ACRYLIC on CANVAS" in Joyland
"Your #1 Killer & Extra Hands" in The Malahat Review
"CRATER ARMS" in PILOT Pocket Book
"Tom Stone & Co." in EXILE Literary Quarterly
"HAPPY NORMAL PEOPLE" in The New Quarterly
"Is Alive and Can Move' in PRISM International
"MAKE YOUR MOVE" in PILOT Pocket Book
"Bad Things Happen" in The Antigonish Review
"EVERYWHERE MONEY" in Riddle Fence
"Girl on the Fire Escape" in The Malahat Review
"THE BOARDWALK AT MIDNIGHT" in Words & Images