See You in Paradise

See You in Paradise

The first substantial collection of short fiction from "a writer with enough electricity to light up the country" (Ann Patchett)

"I guess the things that scare you are the things that are almost normal," observes one narrator in this collection of effervescent and often uncanny stories. Drawing on fifteen years of work, See You in Paradise is the fullest expression yet of J. Robert Lennon's distinctive and brilliantly comic take on the pathos and surreality at the… (more)

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I often got the feeling that he wants us to feel close to these characters, to experience their misery on an emotional level, but I did not — at least, not in the stories that contained elements of magic.

Step through a portal into one of Lennon’s tales, and you will find a suburban dystopia peppered with lyricism and wonder, touched with moments of transformation and grace.

Each of the stories spins together into the whole and makes this collection that oh-so-rare example of being greater than the sum of its individual parts. And those individual parts are all good.


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Publisher: Graywolf Press (November 04, 2014)

Collection: Graywolf Press

Language: English


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