I always think of him as the King of experimental form—and from some interviews in the past, thought he had a serious attitude about it. This short story brings to mind people finding Jesus later in life or something—that’s how radically different it is from what I know of his oeuvre. Here’s a link to an interview about his New Yorker story. Regardless, I loved the story; it was hilarious, brilliantly so. Mean and funny. Good stuff. Before this story, I found his work impenetrable.
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actually that link takes us to the photo, not to the interview, please do post that up, i’m off to read the story, thanks paula
is this it?
Richard- I tried to fix it. Thanks for pointing that out.
no biggie, do that all the time :-)
I like what he says about backstory.