Looking Good and Having a Good Time

Fawn Parker

Cohabitation with John Travolta; a never-ending Canadian Shield; the ghost of Steve Jobs wailing from a cracked iPhone 3; the stories in Parker’s Looking Good and Having a Good Time are sharp, delightful, surprising, and, most importantly, never boring. Parker’s characters engage awkwardly with the world around them, while her vivid imagination and sense of humor allow them to reach dizzying heights.


Fawn Parker's  WHAT WE BOTH KNOW is forthcoming with McClelland & Stewart in Spring 2022. Fawn is the author of  Set-Point (ARP Books, 2019) and  Dumb-Show (ARP Books, 2021). Her short story, "FEED MACHINE," was long-listed for the 2020 McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize. She is co-founder of  BAD NUDES Magazine, BAD BOOKS Press, and president of The Parker Agency. A recent Master's graduate from the University of Toronto, she is the recipient of the Adam Penn Gilders Award for Fiction (2019) and Concordia University's Irving Layton Award for Fiction (2017). Short fiction and poetry can be found via EVENT Magazine, Joyland, The Puritan, carte blanche, Vallum, and elsewhere. Looking Good and Having a Good Time was her first published book.


64 pages

First edition, second printing

Cover art | Louise Reimer

ISBN | 978-0-9939464-5-5

Fall 2015






“These four stories etch out the topography of modern estrangement with a diamond-cutter’s tools. Wry, surprising, and seemingly effortless, Parker’s prose offers a glimpse into an uncanny world where the familiar slow-dances with the absurd and comes away with sweaty—and indelible—handprints on its jeans. An assured and remarkable debut.”

- Anna Leventhal, author of Sweet Affliction








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