The Distortions
stories by Christopher Linforth


Winner of The 2020 Orison Fiction Prize, selected by Samrat Upadhyay


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Orison Books
paper  /  192 pp.  /  $18.00

Distributed to the trade by Itasca Books
952-223-8373  /
Publication Date: March 1, 2022




The Distortions takes us deep into the transgenerational trauma of the Croatian-Serbian war, but it does so with skill and nuance that make each story shine as a well-crafted gem. […] This book is a perfect example of how art can be a vehicle for remembrance, understanding, and most importantly, healing.”
Samrat Upadhyay, judge of The 2020 Orison Fiction Prize


“The remarkable Christopher Linforth is a storyteller at the top of his game, writing about shattered lives and broken dreams, about hopeless love and grieving families. […] You're not going to read many collections as powerful, as honest, and as compassionate as The Distortions. Yes, it's that good, and you're going to thank me for telling you to buy this book of Chekhovian gems.”
John Dufresne




A former resident of Zagreb, Christopher Linforth is the author of two previous story collections, Directory (Otis Books/Seismicity Editions, 2020) and When You Find Us We Will Be Gone (Lamar University Press, 2014). Linforth's stories have appeared in Notre Dame Review, Witness, The Arkansas International, Fiction International, Consequence, and Best Microfiction 2021, among other places.

The Distortions, stories by Christopher Linforth

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