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Song For The Unraveling Of The World : Stories (2019)
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MarketplaceMARKETPLACE/FICTION/EVENSON,BDue 10-23-19
Published: Minneapolis : Coffee House Press, 2019
Description:  212 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN/ISSN: 9781566895484, 1566895480, 9781566895484,
Language:  English


A newborn's absent face appears on the back of someone else's head, a filmmaker goes to gruesome lengths to achieve the silence he's after for his final scene, and a therapist begins, impossibly, to appear in a troubled patient's room late at night. In these stories of doubt, delusion, and paranoia, no belief, no claim to objectivity, is immune to the distortions of human perception. Here, self-deception is a means of justifying our most inhuman impulses--whether we know it or not



No matter which way we turned -- Born stillborn -- Leaking out -- Song for the unraveling of the world -- The second door -- Sisters -- Room tone -- Shirts and skins -- The tower -- The hole -- A disappearance -- The cardiacs -- Smear -- The glistening world -- Wanderlust -- Lord of the vats -- Glasses -- Menno -- Line of sight -- Trigger warnings -- Kindred spirit -- Lather of flies

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Song For The Unraveling Of The World

Brian Evenson’s latest collection of stories, Song for the Unraveling of the World, are as fantastic as they are terrifying. A man discovers items mysteriously disappearing from his apartment. A new pair of glasses reveal shadow-like creatures.

Most of these 22 tales begin with a mystery or an anomaly, which may or may not be resolved in terms of traditional horror or science fiction stories. Evenson’s writing is unique within the horror and sci-fi genres. His writing style is reminiscent of H.P. Lovecraft and Shirley Jackson, but also contains elements of Franz Kafka, Raymond Carver, and Cormac McCarthy.

Song for the Unraveling of the World is an eclectic collection that is unique within the familiar constraints of horror and sci-fi. Evenson’s ability to have stories occupy genre, but remain unique is fascinating and worth your time.
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