Julia Elliott's The Wilds.
Julia Elliott's The Wilds. A fantastical collection of short stories, a Katamari ball of psychics, vegans, and other trendy pop-intellectual characters all fleshed out in the most cartoonish way. She loves the zany, media buzzwords. The creativity and unbridled view of the future is beautifully done in this Southern Gothic short story collection. I was fascinated by a short piece in which the elderly main character receives the help of robotic legs as she struggles with past romances.
ns zombified by office work and Internet surfing. But so was Zugnord, once. Projected behind him on a vast screen is his former self, Wilbur Sims, a paunchy, befuddled dumpling of a man in rumpled khakis. He squints at the camera like some subterranean rodent.
Электронная книга "The Wilds", Julia Elliott. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "The Wilds" для чтения в офлайн-режиме. She is currently working on a novel about hamadryas baboons, a species she has studied as an amateur primatologist.
In The Wilds, Julia Elliott's debut short story collection, speculative fiction meets Southern gothic to create stories that highlight the fantastic strangeness of contemporary life. its participants to endure grotesque suffering before achieving perfection. Elliott specializes in drawing from the peculiarities of the everyday to imagine larger-than-life scenarios. Elliott takes a phenomenon - whether Internet addiction, human attraction, puberty, outlandish spa treatments, or the Paleo Diet trend - and blows it up to bizarre and mythical proportions. Much of the pleasure of reading Elliott's stories comes from their brash exaggeration.
FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Teetering between the ridiculous and the sublime, The Wilds blends Southern gothic strangeness with dystopian absurdities.
She has won a Rona Jaffe Writer’s Award, and her stories have been anthologized in Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses, Best American Fantasy, and Best American Short Stories.
Julia Elliott's magical debut collection, The Wilds, brings .
Julia Elliott's magical debut collection, The Wilds, brings together some of the most original, hilarious, and mind-bending stories written in the last two decades. She has won a Pushcart Prize and a Rona Jaffe Writer's Award.
Teetering between the ridiculous and the sublime, The Wilds blends Southern gothic strangeness with dystopian absurdities, sci-fi speculations, and fairy-tale transformations.At an obscure South Carolina nursing home, a lost world reemerges as a disabled elderly woman undergoes newfangled brain-restoration procedures and begins to explore her environment with the assistance of strap-on robot legs. At a deluxe medical spa on a nameless Caribbean island, a middle-aged woman hopes to revitalize her fading youth with grotesque rejuvenating therapies that combine cutting-edge medical technologies with holistic approaches and the pseudo-religious dogma of Zen-infused self-help. And in a rinky-dink mill town, an adolescent girl is unexpectedly inspired by the ravings and miraculous levitation of her fundamentalist friend’s weird grandmother. These are only a few of the scenarios readers encounter in Julia Elliott’s debut collection The Wilds. In her genre-bending stories, Elliott blends Southern gothic strangeness with dystopian absurdities, sci-fi speculations with fairy-tale transformations. Teetering between the ridiculous and the sublime, Elliott’s language-driven fiction uses outlandish tropes to capture poignant moments in her humble characters’ lives. Without abandoning the tenets of classic storytelling, Elliott revels in lush lyricism, dark humor, and experimental play.