The Puppet's Tattered Clothes

Introducing our fourth flash novel:
The Puppet's Tattered Clothes by Alan Bray

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The Puppet's Tattered Clothes by Alan Bray, a flash novel from Bartleby Snopes Press

Cover design by Dena Testa Bray

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Description of The Puppet's Tattered Clothes

When Kevin meets a family of traveling puppeteers, he finds a glimmer of hope in his broken life. Intrigued by the inner workings of the complex and delicate puppets, Kevin accidentally breaks one while exploring the potential secrets that lie within. Will Kevin be able to repair it without the owners finding out, or will his careless mistake cost him the chance for a new future and the affection of a young woman?

What People are Saying about The Puppet's Tattered Clothes

"Bray has found a tiny magical world in The Puppet's Tattered Clothes, giving us something that feels like a fable set realistically presented within a small non-fabulist space in Chicago's north side. It's beautiful; I sped right through but wanted to sit inside and let it envelop me for hours."

-- David S. Atkinson, author of Bones Buried in the Dirt and The Garden of Good and Evil Pancakes


"In The Puppet's Tattered Clothes, Bray has crafted an enchanting, anachronistic fairy tale about a young man entangled in the strings of human frailty, finally mending his past and finding the family he never had."

-- H. L. Nelson, author of The Sea is Only Meat and head editor of Cease, Cows




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