Significant work was completed on a novel composed of linked narratives, entitled The Ex-Father, based on a published short story of the same name. Dealing with the relationship of two daughters within a collapsing nuclear family, the novel postulates childhood as always in some senses surreal or hyperreal, something that, even in later years and in reflection, always maintains its sense of strangeness. This is partly communicated by the subtle and hopefully seamless incorporation of surrealist art within moments of the narrative itself: the way in which, for instance, a particular Hans Bellmer photograph seems to be played out within one of the stories. The Ex-Father also explores, through an examination of the relationship of the two daughters from each daughter's perspective, the way in which character is formed early in life and often strongly influenced by incidents that may seem minor to everyone else, even someone who experienced the very same thing. In addition, a number of other unrelated stories and short-shorts were written, several of which have been accepted for publication. A translation of Christophe Claro's short novella, Chair Electrique, was drafted, revised, and accepted for publication. A draft of a translation of another book was also completed.