My fabulous mentor and long-time writing instructor, Jim Krusoe, has just given us a new story to devour. Girl Factory is now available via Tin House and promises to be a fanciful, fun-filled ride because that’s just the kind of guy he is. I’m forever grateful to Jim as he’s the main instigator (or perpetrator, depending upon your view) of this.
Also catch his interview with my secret crush, Michael Silverblatt, on KCRW’s Bookworm.
Read an excerpt at the Tin House site: www.tinhouse.com
“A yogurt parlor in a corner mall somewhere in the city of St. Nils contains a dark secret in its basement, and Jonathan, the mostly clueless clerk who works there, just wants to fix things once and for all. But, beginning with an early encounter in an animal shelter that leaves three dead, things don’t always work out the way they ought to. Or do they? Filled with memorable characters, including two dogs (one too smart for his own good) and a retired sea captain, this unsettling darkly comic novel is an exploration of memory, desire, and the nature of storytelling. More disturbingly, Girl Factory raises questions about the ubiquitous objectification of women, the possibility for change, and the nature of freedom.“
–from Tin House
C’mon reading groups; you know you want your copies!