Down & Out Books is thrilled to reveal the cover of WEAR YOUR HOME LIKE A SCAR, Nik Korpon’s collection of short stories that will be published on May 13th in trade paperback and ebook formats and is available to pre-order in the Down & Out Bookstore.
In Wear Your Home Like a Scar, Nik explores the catastrophic consequences of trying to start anew and reinvent yourself.
A clandestine surgeon goes to extreme lengths when she’s torn between family loyalties. A con man tries to help his girlfriend escape her pimp, despite what the tarot cards tell her. A drifter hunts down the man who hung her out to dry with a cartel boss. A sicario has a crisis of faith when an old legend stalks him.
From the streets of Baltimore to the comunas of Medellín, the Mexican Sierras to Texas border towns, Wear Your Home Like a Scar shows that no matter how deep you cut, you’ll never truly leave your home behind.
Praise for the Stories by Nik Korpon:
“Nik Korpon’s stories read like Sonny Chiba and Don Winslow somehow made a literary baby, in that they will kick your ass, then kick you in the head, AND the heart.” —Todd Robinson, author of The Hard Bounce and Rough Trade
“There’s an electric charge to Nik Korpon’s stories. They crackle and pop and leave a mark.” —Rob Hart, author of The Warehouse
Meet the author …
Nik Korpon is the author of Old Ghosts, The Rebellion’s Last Traitor, and Queen of the Struggle, among others. He lives in Baltimore.