When two children sneak into a candy factory to steal sweets, they risk capture by the dreaded superintendent, the Candy Man. In the title story, Gingerbread, Victor A. Davis brings all the force of the contemporary literary short story to bear on this reimagining of Peter Rabbit. In this and other stories, he lures you in to the many worlds of his darkly colorful imagination. From a touching scene at an ordinary diner to the moment man first tamed fire, he surprises. From the travelogues of Patagonian and Peruvian wanderers to the emotional forces hiding in a young boy’s closet at night, he entreats.
Inspired by the tradition of short stories, whether the classics of Ray Bradbury, William Faulkner, and Edgar Allan Poe, or the contemporaries of Anthony Doerr, Julie Orringer, and Stephen King, The Gingerbread Collection blazes new trails in this forest of literary prose.