Stranger on the Loose
In this collection of stories, D. Harlan Wilson deconditions the boundaries of reality with the same offbeat methodology that energized his first book The Kafka Effekt. Stranger on the Loose is an absurdist account of urban and suburban social dynamics, and of the effects that contemporary image-culture has on the (in)human condition. These stories operate on a plane of existence that resists, and in many cases breaks, the laws of causality. Parrots teach college courses. Fl?neurs impersonate bowling pins. Bodybuilders sneak into people's homes and strike poses at their leisure. Passive-aggressive glaciers and miniature elephant-humans antagonize the seedy streets of Suburbia. Apes disguised as scientists reincarnate Walt Disney, who discovers that he is a Chinese box full of disguised Walt Disneys . . . Wilson's imagination is a rare specimen. The acorns of his fiction are planted in the soil of normalcy, but what grows out of that soil is a dark, witty, otherworldly jungle.
73 pages matching thing in this book
Results 1-3 of 73
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
The Groundhog that Didnt Know He Was a
Yak on a Hot Tin Roof
2 other sections not shown
Achilles animal trainer anyway arms asked aura baker bar counter barbarian bartender Bartleberry began blinked body bodybuilder cameraman Carlton Mellick III chest chin cigarette cigarillo Click Dangletooth Derillict directors dirty disco ball door drink elephants eyes face film filmnoirmaker finger flaneurs floor front frowned Futon glacier goddamn going Gonnagitcha grabbed grin Hagadorn hair hand Harlan Wilson Harry Xi hate head Holmberg House On Anti-Avenue Ickling Igsnay Biirdd Igsnay's inside Kafka Effekt kill knew knight knocked lips looked MacForager maelstrom manhole Merlin Version mirrorcape mouth movie star Narnia never nodded parrot piano piece of bread Plott porn star postman prepubescents pretend Rakehell reply scream shit shoulder shrugged smirk smoke snapped stared stopped stranger talk tall thin tell tendons There's thing told Tommy took trying turned Vanderlick voice voiceover waiter walked Walt Disney wearing What's Xi's yard