Songs Of Insurgency
Fiction. The unique voice of Spencer Dew--a slowly simmered reduction of prose poetry with pulp gristle and bits of horror--has developed a loyal underground following. Within this timely--and occasionally unsettling--volume of short stories is a woman who erases history textbooks, painting over horror after horror with a liquid paper brush...a groundskeeper who fishes yet another body out of the lake at a suicide camp...a man who scans through radio channels late at night, longing for the fulfillment of apocalyptic fantasy. SONGS OF INSURGENCY presents a post-9/11 world in the process of being dismantled. Fear segues to paranoia; and alienation to sadism or suicide or a droning, dial-tone numbness. Yet amidst all this dislocation and unease, just audible above the fake moans on the phone sex line, a vision of an authentic alternative existence tests its wings.
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I've published Dew's work, and know him personally to one degree or another, so I'm partial, but there's genius in many of these short stories. Airplane reading of the most uneasy sort, I do say. . .
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Given that I'd already read a good portion of these stories long before ever getting this story collection, I have to say I was a bit disappointed that the publisher wasn't daring enough to publish ... Read full review
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