I live and work in New York City. I write fiction. My first novel, Numb, was published by Perennial in 2010.
My work is slightly off-kilter. I've heard the term "cross-genre" and "slipstream" tossed around; "critical fiction" was tossed at me at some point. I write fiction which is in a (mostly) recognizable world, but with a twist. My story "The Phrenologist's Collection" (which appeared in Bossa Nova Ink) was about a professor of phrenology who is desperate to have an affair with a student. "Off the Wall" (in WORDS) was a tale of a man who worked as a lawyer in a US where practicing the law was illegal, and he had to work on the streets passing out legal advice like it was a narcotic. "The Candles are on the Cake" (Uber) was about an elite military squad that has Osama Bin Laden captured, but are waiting for the proper political time to bring him in. My story "The Houses in their Backs" (The Cafe Irreal) is about, if anything, logic and language. And my story, "Building an Elephant," (winner of the Fulton Prize from The Adirondack Review) is a tale about a boy's relationship with his animal building father.
Thomas Pynchon, Steve Erickson, Philip K. Dick, Kurt Vonnegut, Margaret Atwood, Ursula K. LeGuin, Italo Calvino, Borges, Cervantes, Camus, Kafka, Salinger, Chabon, and others and others...
"Numb" from Harper Perennial in 2010.
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