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