Mr Ordinary Dons a Disguise

Talking fruit. Time reversing. A scheming liver. A lighter’s journey. Vengeful teddy bears. Vending machine salvation. The Annual Meeting of Words. Everyone on Earth moving six feet to the left.

Escape into vivid worlds, populated by everyday – ordinary if you will – characters facing unique challenges… when sometimes the mask becomes the face. From horror to humour, Speculative to literary fiction, Magic realism to psychological dualism: Fifteen stories that linger in the mind.

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Book Details

Weight 240 g
Dimensions 203 × 133 mm

224 pages






Short story collection

Release date

31 August 2018




Odyssey Books

About The Author

Benjamin Allmon

Benjamin Allmon

Benjamin Allmon is an award-winning author, freelance journalist, musician, audio engineer, adventurer, and film producer.

In 2016 Odyssey Books published his music/adventure memoir, Foot Notes. His second book, The Saltwater Story, is a fully-illustrated hardcover collaboration with renowned photographer David Kelly, as well as a feature-length documentary. It has been shortlisted for the Queensland Literary Awards’ Premier’s Award for a Work of State Significance.

His most recent book, Mr Ordinary Dons a Disguise (including the award-winning Dicky’s Dilemma), is a short story collection (Odyssey Books 2018), with cover art by acclaimed surrealist artist William D. Higginson.

His work has appeared in The Guardian, Voyeur Magazine, The Spectator, Blank Magazine, Journeys Magazine, Jetstar Magazine, Outback Magazine, Stories of Music, Renaissance, Punchnel’s, Tincture Journal, The Writer and Aurealis to name a few.

A songwriter with twenty years’ experience, he wrote the bulk of the soundtrack for The Saltwater Story, and his latest album – Sound Tracks – was released in 2016 to accompany Foot Notes, and contains music written and inspired by his 1000km trek. His next album, Wave, is currently in production.

He is a member of APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association), the ASA (Australian Society of Authors), the QWC (Queensland Writers Centre), and is an accredited audio engineer.

He has one wife, one son, and two left feet.


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