From the award-winning author of Music Through the Floor and Model Home, Last Day on Earth is a riveting and profoundly moving story collection by Eric Puchner, a writer “uncannily in tune with the heartbreak and absurdity of domestic life,” according to the Los Angeles Times. A boy on the edge of adolescence fears his mother might be a robot; a psychotically depressed woman is entrusted with taking her niece and nephew trick-or-treating; a reluctant dad brings his baby to a coke-fueled party; a teenage boy tries to prevent his mother from putting his estranged father’s dogs to sleep. Ranging from a youth arts camp to an aging punk band’s reunion tour, from a dystopian future where parents no longer exist to a ferociously independent bookstore, Last Day on Earth revolves around the endlessly complex, frequently surreal system that is family. “Pushing the bounds of the Richter Scale, the nine stories in Last Day on Earth are going to shake up the story world," says Adam Johnson. Eric Puchner is the author of the collection Music Through the Floor and the novel Model Home, a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Prize. He is a former Stegner Fellow, a Pushcart Prize winner and winner of an award from the Academy of Arts and Letters. His work has appeared in Best American Short Stories, Zoetrope, Best American Non-Required Reading, Tin House, GQ, and Granta. He will be joined by Isaac Fitzgerald, Books Editor at BuzzFeed, co-host of The Tell Show, and co-author of Pen & Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them.