In his fresh and subtle collection of short stories, Mr. Trotti offers a brutally vivid glimpse of millennial malaise in the Internet age. A high-school dropout struggles through the labyrinthine college admissions process as he is reluctantly drawn into the breakdown of his parents’ toxic marriage. A recovering addict finds out on Facebook that his best friend is dead; a college freshman accidentally comes across his high-school girlfriend on a porn site. Set against a backdrop of abandoned factories, faceless strip malls, and suburban alienation, these unsettling and deceptively simple stories capture the ambivalence and innocence of a generation coming to terms with a fundamentally stagnant world. Calling Trotti’s newest work “taut” and a “triumph of restraint and invention,” Amber Dermont, the New York Times bestselling author of The Starboard Sea, has praised the stories in Come Tomorrow You’ll Regret Today for their “potential to inspire, bewilder and delight.” She continues, “There are no answers here, only shattering and glorious questions.”
Patrick Trotti is the author of a novella, The Day The Cloud Stood Still (Ever Books/Pteron Press), and a mixed-genre chapbook, Fracture(d) (Bottlecap Press). His short fiction and poetry have appeared in dozens of literary magazines and journals, both in print and online. He lives in Tarrytown, New York, where he is a freelance writer, editor, and avid baseball fan.
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