The Life Story of a Chilean Blob and Other Matters of Importance
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.
Runamok Books, 9781732709737, 216pp.
Publication Date: March 15, 2019