Praise for Beautiful Useful Things from Going Down Swinging


Eric Yoshiaki Dando’s new story Beautiful Useful Things ” is just one of the best long-form short stories I can remember reading. Told in small subtitled fragments, and interspersed with simple ink drawings by the author, it’s based (I imagine) on his experience managing criminals and ex-cons in a community gardening project. The observations are so right, the characters so spot-on. It’s hysterical and wrong and substantial in equal measure.” 

Geoff Lemon, Going Down Swinging

The launch of the new digital Going Down Swinging is at the Builders Arms this Friday June 17, from about 8. Including GDS spoken word commission from Eleanor Jackson, as well as performances and readings from Sean Whelan and the Interim Lovers, Eric Yoshiaki Dando, Ruby J Murray, and Geoff Lemon.

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