IT IS AN HONEST GHOST From Kenya to Quebec, these wry and unconventional stories explore the different ways we're haunted. Teenagers philosophize on the nature of ontology, while fearing there's a ghost in the old mill they're stuck in; anxieties over finitude and terrorism are scrutinized; a man encounters an old friend in the unlikeliest of places; nineteenth-century inventor Sigismund Mohr is vividly brought back from obscurity; and two journalists travel to Kenya for a conference, where one of them has a paranoid breakdown. It Is An Honest Ghost is a funny and often eerie collection that explores what lies beyond mortality—if anything, that is.
John Goldbach is the author of The Devil and the Detective, a novel, and Selected Blackouts, a collection of stories. He lives in Montreal.