Fiction of the Absurd: Tales of the Weird, Wild, and Strange
Things get weird in these three new books. The last three citizens of a town populated by people with hereditary oddities face the last days of their community in Robert Hill’s The Remnants. The twelve stories in Alexandra Kleeman’s Intimations feature a room with no exit, an apocalypse of disappearance, and a house party wherein the key to survival is knowing the difference between fake and real blood. Anders Nilsen presents a fantastical view of primeval creation and a world void of humans in the illustrations of A Walk in Eden. Moderated by Amanda Nelson of Book Riot.
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