Rules To Win The Game

Matthew Burnside


ISBN  978-1-947980-70-9      144 pages        $16.00



"Curious, I dropped a twig into the earth-maw and heard no sound. No bottom. Then a rock. No bottom. Finally, I plucked a leaf on which a ladybug had settled and dropped it in, too. A few seconds after, the hole sealed itself and it occurred me that was the trick of it."




RULES TO WIN THE GAME lyrically lilts and sucks the marrow out of mind—drawing you into sublime (subliminal) surreal. Discerning what is real and what is reactive trauma becomes one’s captivating game with a wildly noir narrator. Roll the dice, start at any page. Taut, economic chapters, outstanding order, succulent dialogue, no words wasted with a profoundly-moving memorial end, Rules will leave you universally shuddering.