Looking Good and Having a Good Time
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 is a writer and editor based in Montreal. A graduate of Concordia University's honours English and creative writing program, Fawn was awarded the Irving Layton Award for Fiction in 2017. She is an MA candidate at the University of Toronto in the field of creative writing. Fawn is co-founder of BAD NUDES Magazine and BAD BOOKS Press. She is the author of Set-Point (ARP, 2019) and Jolie-Laide (Palimpsest, 2021), as well as multiple chapbooks and short collections. Looking Good and Having a Good Time was her first published book.
First edition, second printing
Cover art | Louise Reimer
ISBN | 978-0-9939464-5-5
“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