Shakes Bear in the Dark Cover

A grieving man with a guilty conscience is tried in a kangaroo court of the imagination for the bedtime transgressions of his youth. Will he finally suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or will he—er, um—get off scot-free again?


“In this rib-tickling courtroom farce by master of anxiety Joshua Kornreich, a man faces the accusations of his childhood plush animals, and they ain’t pretty. Shakes Bear in the Dark is a whole ’nother kind of toy story.”

—Peter Cherches, author of Lift Your Right Arm and Whistler’s Mother’s Son

Joshua Kornreich is the author of the novels The Boy Who Killed Caterpillars (Marick Press, 2007; Dzanc Books, 2013), Knotty, Knotty, Knotty (Black Mountain Press, 2014), and Horsebuggy (Sagging Meniscus, 2019). His work has been featured in various publications, including Unsaid, Heavy Feather Review, Radioactive Moat, Meridian, Trop and Necessary Fiction. He lives in New York City with his wife and two sons.

pub date: 2022-06-01
$15.00 | 74 pages
isbn: 978-1-952386-28-2 (paperback)
Cover design by Anne Marie Hantho