Matt Tompkins’ Odsburg

Belated congratulations to Matt Tompkins on his first novel! Odsburg was published by Ooligan Press in fall 2019. Get a copy here.

About Odsburg: An eccentric writer and self-proclaimed “socio-anthropo-lingui-loreologist” ventures into the fictional town of Odsburg, Washington, to research the location’s unusual history and residents. Convinced the name of the town is no coincidence, Wallace Jenkins-Ross goes about uncovering its mysteries through shady (and sometimes illegal) means. He discovers one man contending with a family of mountain lions living in his basement, another who can’t stop hallucinating after getting laser eye surgery, and a corporate employee whose skin is gradually receding. He unravels the puzzle of Odsburg through recordings, flyers, radio ads, and his own eye-witness accounts. 

We’ve been delighted to publish Matt Tompkins’ stories over the years in the journal and in a recent chapbook, Failures. He is also the author of Souvenirs and Other Stories (Conium Press), Studies in Hybrid Morphology (tNY Press) and Topia (Red Bird Chapbooks).