Failures, a collection of short stories by Matt Tompkins, was published in 2019.
Praise for Failures:
“It’s probably too corny to say that Failures is a wonderful success. So instead I’ll say that Matt Tompkins has written an astonishing collection of stories. The characters in Failures are lonely, desperate, and full of foolish yearning, and yet Tompkins always leaves a little room for hope. With echoes of Barry Hannah, the worlds we visit here are as absurd and dreamlike as they are fully real. Tompkins makes innovative use ofstructure and point of view, but I was too engrossed in the stories themselves to notice the stylistic fireworks, not until I got to the end and said, “Wait—how did he do that?”
—Katie Burgess, author of Wind on the Moon