Monday, March 05, 2007

Books I am looking forward to shelving

Everybody has their favorites. Me, I like the short story collection. Some really exciting collections are dropping soon, and I can't wait to get my hands on them.

In early April, you'll be able to buy Ben Greenman's new book A Circle Is a Balloon and Compass Both.

McAdam Cage is also publishing a collection by the very funny Jack Pendarvis. It's called Your Body Is Changing.

And as much as I'm looking forward to those books, at least I have other books by both Greenman and Pendarvis to tide me over. McAdam Cage has a third title, a first book by a writer I've been reading online and in journals for a few years now, and I can't tell you how much I look forward to a book filled with nothing but the words of Pia Z. Ehrhardt. Must I wait until June for Famous Fathers? I mean, I will. But, really.

Thank goodness I have Stacey Richter's Twin Study arriving any day now.


  1. What is "Your Body Is Changing" about? I like funny. Thanks!

    Oh yeah, you might like the Reading & Book Forum.

  2. Hello Scott. Here's what McAdam Cage says about Your Body Is Changing:

    Glittering with mischief and perversity, Pushcart Prize–winner Jack Pendarvis’s latest collection introduces readers to a world of losers poised on the brink of all sorts of disaster — a world only a wink and a nod away from our own.

    In the title novella a fundamentalist teenager must single-handedly confront the horrors of a spiritual quest filled with secular humanists, an apocalyptic folk artist, and a malfunctioning breast. The other stories deal poignantly with — among other things — a young millionaire pretending to be a detective, the good folks who invented the diarrhea-inducing chewing gum, and a tollbooth operator who becomes an impromptu drug mule.

    Underlying each comedic gem and neurotic twist is an intelligence and empathy rarely found in modern satire. Like the best guidebooks, Your Body Is Changing will invite you in with its zany humor and indict you with its moving truths.

    Sounds good to me.


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