Monday, February 27, 2006

An apocalyptic new book by a young novelist



'Kevin Brockmeier is a young American novelist who deserves to be better-known than he is. Forgoing noisy postmodern experimentation and restrained slice-of-life realism, Brockmeier writes fabulist short stories influenced by fairy tales and science fiction. In his work, to take one example, a man's marriage disintegrates as the sky sinks ever closer to the ground, and—to take another—we learn about Rumpelstiltskin's life after the fairy tale ends, having stomped so hard in anger that he split himself in two...' More

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