Author(s): Amelia Gray
A searing new collection from the inimitable Amelia Gray.A woman creeps through the ductwork of a quiet home. A medical procedure reveals an object of worship. A carnivorous reptile divides and cauterizes a town. Amelia Gray's curio cabinet expands in "Gutshot," where isolation and coupling are pushed to their dark and outrageous edges. These singular stories live and breathe on their own, pulsating with energy and humanness and a glorious sense of humor. Hers are stories that you will read and reread--raw gems that burrow into your brain, reminders of just how strange and beautiful our world is. These collected stories come to us like a vivisected body, the whole that is all the more elegant and breathtaking for exploring its most grotesque and intimate lightless viscera.
"[Gray's stories] register as leaps of faith, brave excursions into the realms of the unreal--and convince me that Gray may yet prove an important voice in experimental writing." --J. Robert Lennon, "The New York Times Book Review"
Amelia Gray grew up in Tucson, Arizona. Her first collection of stories, "AM/PM," was published in 2009. Her second collection, "Museum of the Weird," was awarded the Ronald Sukenick/American Book Review Innovative Fiction Prize. She is the author of the novel "Threats."""She lives in Los Angeles.