By Barry Yourgrau
This can be Barry Yourgrau's debut e-book, the person who positioned him at the literary map, the place he continues to be a landmark of inventive prowess.
In a guy Jumps Out of an aircraft, the writer focuses his wide-awake unconscious brain on thematic standards--father, mom, lover, intercourse, the mind's eye itself--and recasts them into madcap parable, surrealistic fables, and ugly fantasies. listed below are dreamscapes compressed into razor-sharp prose, the place a twelve inch woman lolls in her date's spaghetti, the place a warrior steps out of the Iliadas an outsider in a yard swimming pool, the place a guy climbs inside of a cow on a bet.
Hilarious, subversive, and uniquely enjoyable, Yourgrau treats readers to a circus of surreal, impish good looks, poignant flashes of tragedy, and a headstand of daily fact.
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Top raised his eyebrows, said: "Sure. Anyway, we'll be there. " He slipped around the corner again. " said Vivian. "Sure, I guess. " "It's not the same. " "Good question. It's unclear, though. I'd have to admit they're maybe dates. But only maybe. " "Vivian Relf. Totally unfamiliar. I'm Doran Close. " Doran felt irritable, reluctant to let go of it, possibly humiliated, in need of a drink. " It gave him a queasy, earth-shifty sensation. As though he'd come through the door of the party wrong, on the wrong foot.
No door. Just wall. Where I came in. No door. No tricks. No fucking door. When I turned to Wei, unable to believe what my eyes and fingers swore was true, I knew my physical superiority counted for nothing. " Wei watched me like a lecher in a strip bar. Fear choked me so I had to shout, What did you do to the door? Louder. What did you do to the door? Wei ran my seppuku knife between her nose and lip. But I was gripping the flute case. No. It lay open on Wei's lap. " Wei pricked her tongue with the point.
Doran saw the familiar girl there, just inside. He squinted and smiled, to offer evidence he wasn't gawking. To convey what he felt: he recognized her. She blinked at him, and parted her mouth slightly, then nipped her lower lip. Top and Evie and Miranda pushed inside the kitchen, fighting their way to the drinks surely waiting on a counter or in the refrigerator, but Doran hung back. He pointed a finger at the familiar girl, and moved nearer to her. She turned from her friends. The foyer was lit with strings of red plastic chili peppers.
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