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. Or do they? Filled with memorable characters, including two dogs (one too smart for his own good) and a retired sea captain, this unsettling comic novel is an exploration of memory, desire, the nature of story-telling. More disturbingly, Girl Factory raises questions about the ubiquitous objectification of women, the possibility for change, and the nature of freedom. (It's possibly the weirdest, funniest, most disturbing and thought provoking book you've read in a long while)
Jim gives an overview of the book:
I was born in Cleveland , Ohio, which is the location of myforthcoming novel from Tin House, Erased. I have spent most of my life since then in Los Angeles. For about 20 years I wrote poetry, and then little by little learned to write prose, first stories, then...