Release date: 1 March 2022 – Pre-order now via the links below
Published by Wakefield Press, my debut short story collection dissects and explores the conundrums of contemporary life and what it is to be human, through a world very like our own.
A corporate satire follows a pair of dark operatives working for a chicken franchise as they take careful revenge on counterfeiters. A coder calculates the odds of her husband’s cold developing complications and killing him, in a story told in code. A relationship at breaking point is told via a scrambled timeline of events that works like a puzzle. A man spends his inheritance on technology that will allow him to fly. And an archeologist working for mining companies against the interests of Indigenous communities develops a mysterious psychological condition that causes her to black out and commit extreme acts of generosity.
Praise for The Teeth of a Slow Machine
‘At turns dreamlike, luminously satirical, fever-pitched and achingly mortal, the scope of Andrew Roff’s debut collection is utterly refreshing and a joy to linger in.’ – Josephine Rowe
‘A bold and exciting collection.’ – Laura Elvery
‘A collection bursting with vitality and variety, the stories ranging widely in form and theme, sometimes affecting, sometimes amusing, and never less than wildly entertaining.’ – Ryan O’Neill
Where to get it
You can purchase my collection at good book stores and online — pre-order now! Here are a couple of places to try, in person and online:
Wakefield Press (Mile End, SA)
Imprints (Hindley St, Adelaide)
Matilda (Stirling, SA)
Dymocks Rundle Mall, Adelaide (Level 1, The Myer Centre)
Readings Carlton (Vic)
Also online at:
More to come! And please let me know if you spot my book somewhere else in the wild!