The Reincarnations: Stories

Coming Fall 2020!

“Fast-moving and deeply felt stories, sharply envisioned and lit with humor and compassion. Nathan Elias writes like he’s lived a thousand lives.”

Ben Loory, author of Tales of Falling and Flying

“Nathan Elias’s fearless debut collection is a genre defying labyrinth of loss and heartache. From machines that might let you talk to the dead to pills that will make you fall out of love, these deft stories signal a tremendous talent in capturing what it means to be human in this or other realities.”

Sequoia Nagamatsu, author of Where We Go When All We Were Is Gone 

“Nathan Elias writes about the world—both as we know it and as we hadn’t yet thought to imagine it—through a singular, deeply compassionate, lens, showing us both its monstrousness and its beauty. The stories in this collection are steeped in loss and grief, but they’re also suffused with hope, with love, with the possibilities of transformation, of flight. After finishing The Reincarnations, I felt transformed, myself.”

Gayle Brandeis, author of Many Restless Concerns

“Whether rendering the nuances of the Midwest or capturing the lush sensory details of Florida, Nathan Elias paints the heart of a place and the people who live there with a pointillist’s accuracy. The Reincarnations portrays the complexities of interpersonal relationships and how these emotional kinships often lead to our unravelings. Through hotel rooms and over flaming mattresses, past alligator daughters and mermaid dolls and snake biologists and unusual pharmaceuticals, Elias shows us both the commonalities and rarities of what it means to be human.”

JD Scott, author of Moonflower, Nightshade, All the Hours of the Day