The best pen-in-a-shirt-pocket photograph you will ever see is the author photo on the back cover of Joe Fiorito's new book, Tango on the Main (Nuage). The author himself looks pretty good (in fact this is what Philip Marlowe would look like if he lived in Montreal) but the pen in the pocket is, as they say, absolutely stunning. It makes you want one just like it.
This is a book filled with stories that make you want to go out and talk to people you have never talked to before, and then make wonderful narratives from what you learn. "The Day the English Language Fell from the Sky," which is included in this volume, was featured recently in Geist.