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Title: Across the Street From the Ordinary
Author: Don Skiles
Category: Fiction
Publication Date: January 20, 2020
Pages: 156
Binding: paperback
ISBN: 978-1-949790-27-6
Suggested Retail Price: $20.00

Claremont, CA – October 21, 2019 – Pelekinesis is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Across the Street From the Ordinary, new fiction from Don Skiles, available January 20, 2020 worldwide.

Across The Street From The Ordinary is a collection of new short fiction,  following the work in two previous collections, Miss America and Other Stories (Marion Boyars), and Rain After Midnight (Pelekinesis).  These stories share innovative, different perspectives on narration, and the story-teller.  There is a wide, rich variety here - stories centered in the uniqueness of both urban and small town landscapes and characters - stories of setting out, travel, origins, legends. Discoveries.
And something borrowed from the haiku tradition, stories of the moment, the instant - the flash of recognition.

Across the Street From the Ordinary by Don Skiles will be available through Small Press Distribution, Baker & Taylor, Bertrams, directly from the publisher's website, and in fine local bookstores worldwide.

The page at Pelekinesis for supplemental material is here:

For more information please contact Mark Givens at 909-293-9270 or

About the author

Don Skiles is the author of three collections of short fiction: Miss America and Other Stories, The James Dean Jacket Story, and Rain After Midnight, and the novel Football.  His work has appeared in numerous publications, including Catamaran, Chicago Quarterly Review, Journal of Experimental Fiction, MungBeing, Over The Transom, Quaartsiluni, Your Golden Sun Still Shines (anth.), and ZYX.
His poetry appears in three books from Viking Dog Press/Conehenge Studios (with the work of the painter Claribel Cone):  18 Views of San Francisco, Sono Choushi! and Blue Rhapsody.

About the publisher

Pelekinesis is a small book publishing company focusing on the development of independent authors and artists by creatively embracing the evolving publishing paradigm and utilizing modern distribution platforms. Full catalog and press material can be found at


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