How Pam Felt Before Pam Fled

A collection of short stories and fragments concerning the characters Pam and Sam. Themes range from utopian ecopoetics, reimagining Stendhal’s ‘crystallisation’ of love as a battle with imagination, to a drunk and attachment disorderly barfly. Auto fiction of the everyday spectacular glitches into speculative fiction in a much-needed lesson in how not to love.




Published in March 2021 by Nuts and Bolts, Manchester.

Drawings by Joanne Robertson

Edited by Tessa Berring

Book Design by Susan Gladwin

Printed on recycled paper in black riso with blue and pink overlays throughout, by Foot Print, Leeds.

Copies available from nuts and bolts, Manchester and the following stockists

Good Press