Dead Collections: A Novel

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Dead Collections is certainly one of those novels that lingers with you long after you’ve put it down. The story is centered on Sol, a vampire transman working and living in the basement of a large archives department. Things are going perfectly well for Sol; he’s good at his job, he has creative hobbies (like reading fanfiction theories about his favorite show in his spare time), and he has regular access to fresh blood from the local transfusion clinic.

But things start to go awry when the widow of his favorite television writer donates her wife’s papers to the archive. A very attractive widow named Elsie, who once argued with him online about their mutual fandom years ago. As their relationship develops, strange things start to happen at the archives, and once it’s revealed that Sol has been living in his office, both his job and his life are at risk.

A moving allegory of what it means to live as a transperson in a world that often doesn’t even understand its own prejudices, Dead Collections isn’t afraid to shine a light on the sometimes dark corners of life.

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Author Isaac Fellman
Star Count 4/5
Format Trade
Page Count 256 pages
Publisher Penguin Books
Publish Date 22-Feb-2022
ISBN 9780143136910 Buy this Book
Issue April 2022
Category Popular Fiction