Bats or Swallows / Teri Vlassopoulos

Bats or Swallows / Teri Vlassopoulos


The innocence and clarity of Teri Vlassopoulos’s narrative voice reveals new and unexpected layers. The characters in these stories look for signs and omens as they attempt to understand events in their lives by framing them in abstract superstitions. These stories are sharp, accurate, told with balance and skill.

Teri Vlassopoulos lives and writes in Montreal. Her work has appeared in The Art of Trespassing (Invisible Publishing) and She’s Shameless: Women write about growing up, rocking out and fighting back (Tightrope Books). While she’s been making zines for ten years, Bats or Swallows is Teri’s first book.

“Bats or Swallows manages to evoke  not just the uncertainty and fear of young adulthood, but its magic and inexplicable excitement as well.” – Quill & Quire