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A Shadow of Your Former Self

Praise for A Shadow of Your Former Self, published by Alien Buddha Press.

“Amy Grech's enticing collection of poetry and fiction takes us on an excursion of life through the eyes of a
New Yorker, from 2020's forced isolation and displacement, through facets of personal loss, to the devastating impact of guns on our lives, in action and at rest. There is humor here also, a short and a long piece
that involves eating, told in Grech's singular style.”

— Linda D. Addison, award-winning author, HWA Lifetime Achievement Award recipient
and SFPA Grand Master

In A Shadow of Your Former Self, Amy Grech serves up voyeuristic horrors of daily life tapas style.
Lyrical bites of NYC in the grip of COVID-19 are the amuse bouche to courses of cannibalism, onanism,
and the creepy things we push into the darkest corners of our personal basements.”

— EV Knight, author of Three Days in the Pink Tower

A Shadow of Your Former Self offers up a stark examination of the pandemic and an array of other horrors. Journey through NYC, down the subway, and into unsettling places as dark poems and tales take readers into
the murky shadows.”

— Sara Tantlinger, Bram Stoker award-winning author of The Devil's Dreamland

“Amy Grech's poems sneak up on you with a loose, naturalistic feel, but are layered with deep insights.”

— David Cranmer, author of Dead Burying the Dead Under a Quaking Aspen

“A distinctive collection of poetry and prose that is like nothing else you will read this year!”

—Michael Cisco, author of Pest

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