The Tear Thief by Alain Bezancon
In a world where emotions are disappearing, selling the tears containing these emotions has become a thriving industry. Alongside this enterprise and its harvested tears, a black market offers wild tears culled from unsuspecting donors for very personal use. Baldassario, the tear thief, is a virtuoso in this field. The greatest challenge of his career brings with it a most unexpected journey.
“The Tear Thief” is a novella written as part of the Emotein art project. Their site presents the other creations associated to the work including video, photos, design, music, a play and interviews Gibbous Moon by Michael Bannister
Michael is a teenager with a thirst for life, dying to learn as his grandfather is learning to die. Grandfather is dying a slow, painful death. Michael's best friend submits to anorexia. Father is an alcoholic. Aunty Joan suffers from Down's Syndrome but this doesn't seem to have impaired her sexual appetite. Michael falls in love with a German exchange student. Is it going to end in tears?