16 Oct

Fairfield: The Last Sad Stories of G. Brandon Sisnett

Fairfield: The Last Sad Stories of G. Brandon Sisnett
How does a man or an artist express his deepest grief at what he has lost? How does he express his desperate disappointment at living? For a man, an artist, such as the reclusive G. Brandon Sisnett, it is by writing stories of death, decay, and resurrection such as these.
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About the Book

How does a man or an artist express his deepest grief at what he has lost? How does he express his desperate disappointment at living? For a man, an artist, such as the reclusive G. Brandon Sisnett, it is by writing stories of death, decay, and resurrection such as these.

At first, these pages seem a random collection of stories, fragments, and miscellany, some previously published, many not; some long, others very oddly brief; some linked by obvious preoccupation with death, whereas others could not be farther apart in tone or content. Occasionally, scenes are echoed in other stories, but with slightly different outcomes. Inexplicably, a number of characters are based on those of other authors. And what of the recurrence of the word “Fairfield” either as city, state of mind, person, or idea? Is Fairfield the surname of an English doctor who treated Sisnett’s daughter before she died? The name of an obscure hospital in Botswana? Or perhaps the strange presage of Elysium?

About the Author
Robert Edison Sandiford

Born in Montreal to Barbadian parents, Robert Edison Sandiford is a short story writer, graphic novelist, novelist, and freelance editor. His books include the award-winning novel And Sometimes They Fly (DC Books, 2013), the story collection Fairfield: The Last Sad Stories of G. Brandon Sisnett (DC Books, 2015), the memoir Sand for Snow: A Caribbean-Canadian Chronicle (DC Books, 2003), and the graphic novel Attractive Forces (NBM, 1997). His story collection The Tree of Youth (DC Books, 2005) was shortlisted (Second Place) for the Frank Collymore Literary Award and won Barbados’ Governor- General’s Award of Excellence in Literary Arts.

Robert teaches research methods part-time at Barbados Community College, and has produced documentaries and animated shorts with Warm Water Productions. He founded in 2003 the publishing company ArtsEtc Inc. (www.artsetcbarbados.com) with the poet Linda M. Deane; among their titles is the groundbreaking Shouts from the Outfield: The ArtsEtc Cricket Anthology (AE Books, 2007).

Appreciative of both sand and snow, Robert still calls Canada and Barbados home.

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