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Fiction. Five stories—several as long as novellas—introduce the world to Jen George, a writer whose furiously imaginative new voice calls to mind Donald Barthelme and Leonora Carrington no less than Kathy Acker and Chris Kraus. In "Guidance/The Party," an ethereal alcoholic "Guide" in robes and flowing hair appears to help a thirty- three-year-old woman prepare a party for her belated adulthood; "Take Care of Me Forever" tragically lambasts the medical profession as a ship of fools afloat in loneliness and narcissism; "Instruction" chronicles a season in an unconventional art school called The Warehouse, where students divide their time between orgies, art critiques, and burying dead racehorses. Combining slapstick, surrealism, ******, and social criticism, Jen George's sprawling creative energy belies the secret precision and unexpected tenderness of everything she writes.
Number of Pages: 163
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Publisher: Small Pr Distribution
Author: Jen George
Street Date: October 17, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-22-3814
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