Fracas: A Collection of Short Friction- This a collection of new trangsgressive fiction including Garrett Calcaterra, Joe Schwartz, John F.D. Taff, J. Travis Grundon, Scott Lefebvre and many more.
Transgressive fiction is a genre of literature that focuses on characters who feel confined by the norms and expectations of society and who break free of those confines in unusual and/or illicit ways. Because they are rebelling against the basic norms of society, protagonists of transgressional fiction may seem mentally ill, anti-social, or nihilistic. The genre deals extensively with taboo subject matters such as drugs, sex, violence, and crime. The genre has been the subject of controversy, and many forerunners of transgressional fiction, including William S. Burroughs and Hubert Selby Jr., have been the subjects of obscenity trials. Other prolific authors of this nature include J.G. Ballard, Charles Bukowski, BretEaston Ellis, Chuck Palahniuk and Elizabeth Young.
Transgressional fiction shares similarities with splatterpunk, noir, and erotic fiction in its willingness to portray forbidden behaviors and shock readers. Some people have compared this literary style to the Grindhouse style of film making. Fracas: A Collection of Short Friction is designed to tap the new voices of transgressive fiction. These stories will leave an impression.