by Amelia Gray
If anything's going to save the characters in Amelia Gray's debut from their troubled romances, their social improprieties, or their hands turning into claws, it's a John Mayer concert tee. In AM/PM, Gray's flash-fiction collection, impish humor is on full display. Tour through the lives of 23 characters across 120 stories full of lizard tails, Schrödinger boxes and volcano love. Follow June, who wakes up one morning covered in seeds; Leonard, who falls in love with a chaise lounge; and Andrew, who talks to his house in times of crisis. An intermittent love story as seen through a darkly comic lens, Gray mixes poetry and prose, humor and hubris to create a truly original piece of fiction.
Amelia Gray is the author of four books: AM/PM (2009, featherproof), Museum of the Weird (Ronald Sukenick/American Book Review Innovative Fiction Prize), THREATS (Finalist, PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction), and her most recent collection, Gutshot (2015, FSG Originals). She lives in Los Angeles.
Publication date: August 1, 2009
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About the author
Amelia Gray is the author of three books: AM/PM (2009, featherproof), Museum of the Weird (Ronald Sukenick/American Book Review Innovative Fiction Prize), and THREATS (Finalist, PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction). Her collection Gutshot (FSG Originals) was published in 2015. She lives in Los Angeles.