Jul 16, 07 09:51 AM
Our Debts and Misplaced Fortunes.
I've been reading Twenty Grand, and Other Tales of Love and Money by Rebecca Curtis. Some of the stories are relentlessly bleak, but I really dug "Monsters," "The Alpine Slide," and, uh, the one about the wolf, the name of which I can't remember.
She does great surrealist/allegorical stories--viz., the ones about the wolf and the monsters--mixed in with realistic portraits of young girls with interior struggles. An impressive range. Personally, I've been rewriting the same single song since 1989.
She's reading tonight at Mo Pitkin's.