Functional Families
Stories By Taylor Garcia
"Taylor Garcia's stories are tough and tender-hearted, brief and astonishing dramas that show us what we know to be true: that our families are designed to drive us crazy, but also to bring us deeper into ourselves. 
I loved these stories."

Steve Almond, author of All the Secrets of the World, the national best seller Candyfreak, and Bad Stories
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"The stories in Functional Families are sharp, surprising glimpses of those moments of life when the cracks start to show, when a border is crossed, when it’s clear things will never be the same. Taylor Garcia writes with great heart and humor and I gobbled up his wonderful collection."

Jess Walter, author of the national best seller The Cold Millions, and the #1 New York Times Bestseller Beautiful Ruins 
Desiree’s bedroom is hot and glowing, with the setting sun spilling into the open blinds. All around, lit colored candles flicker: a red one on the dresser, blue ones in jars with the Virgin Mary on the nightstands, a white one with Jesus showing a burning heart on his chest by Mary Jane’s changing table, and small yellow ones in saucers everywhere else ..."

from the story, "Agony In The Garden"

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Taylor García is the author of the novel, Slip Soul (Touchpoint Press, 2021), and the short story collection, Functional Families (Unsolicited Press, 2021). In addition to his books, García has published several short stories and essays in numerous journals, and is a weekly columnist at the Good Men Project. He holds an MFA in Writing from Pacific University Oregon. García is a multi-generational Neomexicano originally from Santa Fé, New Mexico now living in Southern California with his family.