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All My Friends Are Superheroes

By |2018-03-21T18:24:11+01:00July 1st, 2004|Recent Reviews|

By Andrew Kaufman

Coachhouse Press, 2003. 120 pages.


om’s pals all have secret powers that are both blessing and curse. What makes them heroic, also makes them vulnerable. “The Frog-Kisser” transforms geeky boyfriends into winners, but then they lose their appeal. “The Projection” can make you feel what she feels, but falls for “Inverse,” a guy who reflects back the opposite. Tom isn’t a superhero, so he must use all his human powers to foil a plot that has made him invisible to his wife, “The Perfectionist.” A short, funny exploration of the constant struggle between very human strengths and our flaws.

About the Author:

Kate Swoger is too-rapidly approaching middle age. Following a young woman’s not-so-erotic journey from Montreal to Middle Europe, she settled in Toronto, where she works for CBC Radio. On her last birthday, she decided to write a short story for every month of the year, in an effort to become a published author. Her first story was recently printed in the Vancouver magazine Front, making her instantly immortal.