When You Lived Inside the Walls and Other Stories
Published by Stonewood Press
This is the sixth book in the Thumbprint pocket book series and Krishan’s first collection of stories. At once dark and tender, mundane and extraordinary the stories here speak of strange realities where a child takes to living in the walls with the friends who love her, and a young man preserves the body of his lover who has returned from the dead in a freezer in his garage.
Coupland writes in language elegant yet simple as if he were telling you a story while you shared a pot of tea or a bottle of beer. It’s this simplicity that belies a complexity of ideas and a mastery of the short form that is such a pleasure to read and makes this debut collection truly remarkable.