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Post- by Shawn Bell

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174 pages, 5.5″x8.5″

Second Release of Jackalope Hill, our fiction imprint.


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A fatigued traveler discovers a girl with a mysterious power in a city that simultaneously becomes the center of a global hoax setting a new political paradigm. A young man wanders into and out of an incredible inheritance in a scenario set up to contemplate the spiritual condition of a race in its twilight. Ordinary men in different contexts lend their eyes for a glimpse into the complexity and causes of social sundering in America.


The above briefly describes a few of the stories, parables, and allegories that fill this book. These stories, at once imaginative and down to earth, contain settings ranging from alternate futures and magical time travel to the real-life backwoods of America and a cast of characters including Baby Boomers who should have politically awoken but never will, working-class dissidents struggling in an atomized society, and the weak fathers and feminist mothers who failed to raise them. Each story is written not only with a skilled pen, but also a deeply perceptive understanding of the complexities of human relationships and personalities and the profoundly rooted causes of modern Western society’s terminal decay. Touching upon themes including the temptation of fatalism, the futility of conservatism, the victimization of individuals by forces outside their control, the failure of authority figures, the pitfalls of human interpersonal struggles, and forever lost romances, this anthology will undoubtedly capture the attention of political dissidents and scholars of the human condition alike.


Relevant creative writing is more important to preserve now than ever and this unique work is an excellent example. Sure to be an instant classic, Antelope Hill is proud to present author Shawn Bell’s debut work Post-.

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2 reviews for Post- by Shawn Bell

  1. steve b

    Very smooth prose and nicely written. I had no trouble finishing the book. Unfortunately, the quality is uneven, with a few more “stories within a story” than I care for. Some of the stories such as “Grand Tableau”, didn’t seem to go anywhere or follow a steady narrative, others like “The Blue Mountain Trust” or “Aspirational Negritude” were first rate. Quite good overall and had me wishing for more when I reached the end.

  2. Martin Walker

    Extremely talented writer. I agree with Steve that not every story is perfect, but the worst part for me was when I turned a page and it was the end of the book. I read the e-pub version, so did not have the “physical cue” of the part of the book in my right hand being skinnier than a… er, um, prisoner of war in a civil war prison camp. I look forward to more from this (presumably relatively young) writer.

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