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Publisher Description

A wonderfully warm and inventive collection from the award-winning and Pushcart Prize-nominated author of Children of the New World.

A boy and his father find music in a drowned city. A lonely twenty-something gets addicted to comfort porn. A man is given a choice to have his trauma surgically removed. A mourning daughter brings her dead mother back to life as a hologram—but the source material isn’t quite right.

In these resonant, fantastic stories about the human thirst for connection amid rapid technological advancement, Alexander Weinstein conjures worlds like our own, but rife with the possibilities that our present timeline hasn’t led us to—yet.

Alexander Weinstein is the director of the Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing and the author of Children of the New World, which was named a book of the year by the New York Times, NPR, Google and Electric Literature. He is a recipient of a Sustainable Arts Foundation Award, and his fiction has been awarded the Lamar York, Gail Crump, Hamlin Garland, Etching's Whirling and New Millennium Prizes. He is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Siena Heights University and lives in Ann Arbor.

‘Weinstein is a master of his craft.’ Millions

‘In the vein of George Saunders, Rick Bass and Alex Shakar, Weinstein writes with stirring particularity, unfailing sensitivity, and supercharged imagination, creating nuanced stories harbouring a molten core of astutely satirical inquiries.’ Booklist (starred review)

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2020
4 February
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
228
Pages
PUBLISHER
The Text Publishing Company
SELLER
Text Publishing
SIZE
1.9
MB

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