The Life Story of a Chilean Blob and Other Matters of Importance (Paperback)
Runamok Books, 9781732709737, 216pp.
Publication Date: March 15, 2019
With wildly imagined characters and jarringly unexpected circumstances, these stories exist in a kind of literary twilight zone. Yet they go beyond merely the creepy and strange, the odd and sometimes absurd, at times exhibiting a keen authorial understanding of human nature and a Kakfaesque pathos for the human condition. The dialogue crackles and the tales delight, and the reader cannot help but be drawn into the painstakingly crafted mise-en-sc ne, with its parade of fully rendered characters. In the end, the reader, now mesmerized, is left with the inevitable task of finding his or her way out again.