Trim Size: 133.350mm x 203.200mm x 11.430mm
Pub Date: 03/15/2010
List Price: $23.95
Finding a story collection like Ice Age was like rounding a corner in a museum and coming upon a roomful of Edward Hoppers. I was filled with a delightfully alternating current of strangeness and familiarity, and knew I was in the hands of an artist whose intelligence and yes, deftness, thrilled me. . . . [An] exceptional debut.
—Edward Neuert, Salon
This challenging, eclectic debut collection of short stories turns the world as we know it inside out. Highly inventive . . . Anderson's sophisticated manipulation of language and narrative leave the reader breathless.
Outrageous, sly, and bizarrely funny.
Dreams, fantasies, eccentric characters, and bizarre situations figure large in Anderson's debut collection . . . What distinguishes Anderson's flawless writings is his ability to get inside his characters, to know their minds and dilemmas. On a scale of one to ten, Ice Age rates a 12.
Try to imagine a writer with equal parts Will Self, Jorge Luis Borges, and Samuel Beckett. Impossible? True. But Anderson comes close with his absurd situations rendered through biting satire and each story inhabiting a surreal landscape . . . It's a high-wire act that doesn't always succeed in the ten stories of this Flannery O'Connor Award winner, but when it does, it's just splendid.