From Patrick Atangan, the author of the Yellow Jar and Silk Tapestry comes Invincible Days, a collection of short stories forms a singular narrative that reveals the tiny moments when you realize you are at the precious end-days of youth. Atangan creates an intricate mosaic from his own childhood memories as well as those gathered from friends and family. Bittersweet, joyful and reflective, these are the type of marking moments that best define us as adults.
Be sure to check out his interview with Broken Frontier and here’s what the critics are saying:
“An elegant and unexpectedly somber work that successfully transforms deeply personal moments into a meaningful exploration of the universal feelings of coming-of-age.”
“The art in this book is absolutely awesome…Invincible Days is amazing!”
“Atangan’s unflinching gaze and attention to emotional detail afford him an acute sensitivity to the highs and lows of life…Invincible Days is a testament to the refinement of Atangan’s skills as an artist and his fearlessness as a storyteller.”
“While many of the stories here are familiar, the unusual presentation forces readers to take a step back from their universality”
– Publisher’s Weekly
“Invincible Days” is a powerful read and readers should spontaneously experience their emotions as they read without any spoilers.
“Nostalgic to anyone who remembers the complexities of being a child.”