Multi Genre, Flash Fiction and Prose Poems
8.5" x 5.5" single signature with hand sewn binding
Published July 2013
All proceeds donated to MAKE A WISH Foundation of Iowa at the request of the author
In Matthew Burnside's chapbook, Book of If & Ever, the main character, Eliot, takes on many different forms including wolf, cloud, magician, and unicorn. Despite his transformations, one theme remains constant: Eliot is not like the others. While his differences separate him from others, they also highlight his uniqueness and celebrate his individualism. Through his central character and the use of playful and imaginative scenes, Burnside challenges readers to be themselves despite the pressures of society.