PREDICAMENT

 

The Entire PredicamentMy page at Tin House. Shirley Jackson Award Finalist.  For sale at Powell’s.

“Pure sleight of hand. How is it done? Come closer, I’ll tell you. She closes her eyes and watches the movies playing 24-7 inside the lids.” -Susan Reynolds, LA Times

The Entire Predicament is fiercely strange and written with keen control. You don’t read these stories: you undergo them. They are an event that is lived, not an object that is scanned. Language here is a tangible sensation; Corin’s words have weight, temperature, odor, texture, bite. Vision and noise invade you. You become anxious. Then you may find yourself pinching your nose, squeezing your eyes, so as not to let this world escape your body.” -Micaela Morrissette, Rain Taxi

“Sometimes quirkily funny, sometimes shading into menace or serious derangement, The Entire Predicament zigzags its way over the walls we tend to build between the serious, the absurd, the humorous, the off-kilter, and the mad.”  -Brian Evenson

“Lucy Corin is a fearless writer.”  -Pam Houston

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