Karen Russel’s Crazy Fiction

Excerpt from Kirkus Reviews:

This, in the end, is what’s so exciting about Russell’s fiction. She takes questions that plague us, painfully real questions about desire, love, and immortality, and then she explores them in places that are new, even amazing. So even as you marvel at her research–the weird details that make her stories shine–you’re being sucker punched. You are just as filled with desire as a vampire. You, if tricked into spinning silk, would also do absolutely anything to escape. Like Derek Zeiger, the man with a moving tattoo in “The New Veterans,” you are searching—at least I am—for “a story he can carry, and a true one.”

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