By Lidia Yuknavitch
(Fiction Collective 2, Paperback, 9781573660846, 177pp.)
Publication Date: May 2000
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In Liberty's Excess, capitalism and individualism lose their cover stories, releasing desire all over culture's deadening hum. Yuknavitch is both master and mistress of this dis-formed beauty, creating a landscape neither Waste Land nor Kansas nor Pomo Glitter.
"These fictions are as distinct and different from each other as an apple is from a watermelon is from a kiwi is from a hunk of raw roast beef. Lidia Yuknavitch displays remarkable range with prose style and story form, with idea and image, with scope and emotion, in a seemingly endless array of unique fictions. Yet the agog reader is still undeniably in the frightening, amusing, provoking, enchanting, disquieting realm of one writer."Cris Mazza
"This book of short fictions challenges readers to remember other times and places when writing was not so deadened by market pressures to "entertain," to "comfort," to sprinkle dull happy dust on consumers so they don't hurt themselves thinking. Yuknavitch takes us down and underneath the symbolic fathers to flesh and guts again."The Portland Review