Revealing a bestiary of hybrids from the techno-crazed future and the mythological past, this surreal short story collection takes imaginative leaps through a science fiction influenced landscape. Reflecting a cinematic feel, young couples reach defining stages in their relationships as zombies fall in love, a stalker tracks a young woman through time only to discover heas related to her, and a young man battles Godzilla in order to prove a point to his girlfriend. Blurring the boundaries between reality and hallucinationafrom robotic insects and in-growing cutlery to a woman impregnated with 37 embryosathese fantastical tales offer a world where the body is fluid, the spirit is mechanized, and the beasts know more about humanity than the humans do.She had an amazing power to make me see familiar things in a new way, as if for the first time. ... a#39;Oh, my dad spent three years rebuilding a Volkswagen Beetle from scratch, so I got to learn a bit about engines, a#39; she would say, or, a#39;My unclea#39;s a anbsp;...
|Title||:||Instruction Manual for Swallowing|
|Publisher||:||Carcanet Press - 2007|