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After "scientists" download hifalutin humanities disciplines into their brains, Romie and his fellow guinea pigs start debating the works of Foucault and hashing out the intricacies of postmodern subjectivity.

Author: Julia Elliott


ISBN: 1941040152

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Fortysomething divorced taxidermist Romie Futch becomes a research subject at the Center for Cybernetic Neuroscience, where "scientists" download humanities disciplines into his brain. With his new and improved brain Romie hopes to reclaim his marriage, revolutionize his life, and revive his artistic aspirations, but ends up getting mixed up in the absurd and murky underworld of biotech operatives, FDA agents, and environmental activists.
2015-10-01 By Julia Elliott

Her first novel, The New and Improved Romie Futch, arrived in 2015. □ In a bloated early draft of my novel, The New and Improved Romie Futch, I got sidetracked by a digression about Romie's first erotic experience, a blissful romp with ...

Author: Anthony Doerr

Publisher: Best American Series (R)

ISBN: 9781328465825

Category: Fiction

Page: 403

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#1 New York Times best-selling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anthony Doerr brings his"stunning sense of physical detail and gorgeous metaphors" (San Francisco Chronicle) to selecting The Best American Short Stories 2019. #1 New York Times best-selling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anthony Doerr brings his"stunning sense of physical detail and gorgeous metaphors" (San Francisco Chronicle) to selecting The Best American Short Stories 2019. Doerr and the series editor, Heidi Pitlor, winnow down twenty stories out of thousands that represent the best examples of the form published the previous year.
2019-10 By Anthony Doerr

JULiA ELLiOTT LIMBs Julia Elliott is the author of a recently published novel, The New and Improved Romie Futch (2015). Billed as “part surreal satire, part Southern Gothic tall tale,” Romie Futch features Cybernetic Neuroscience, ...

Author: W. P. Kinsella

Publisher: Tachyon Publications

ISBN: 9781616962272

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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The invasion of the future has begun. Literary legends including Steven Millhauser, Junot Diáz, Amiri Baraka, and Katharine Dunn have attacked the borders of the every day. Like time traveling mad-scientists, they have concocted outrageous creations from the future. They have seized upon tales of technology gone wrong and mandated that pulp fiction must finally grow up. In these wildly-speculative stories you will discover the company that controls the world from an alley in Greenwich Village. You’ll find nanotechnology that returns memories to the residents of a nursing home. You’ll rally an avian-like alien to become a mascot for a Major League Baseball team. The Invaders are here. But did science fiction colonize them first?
2016-06-20 By W. P. Kinsella

Her first novel, The New and Improved Romie Futch, was published in October 2015. DANIELLE EVANS is the author of the story collection Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, winner of the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize, ...

Author: Lincoln Michel

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 9781936787890

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Forty very short stories that reimagine the genre of crime writing from some of today’s most imaginative and thrilling writers “An intriguing take on crime/noir writing, this collection of 40 very short stories by leading and emerging literary voices—Amelia Gray, Brian Evenson, Elizabeth Hand, Carmen Maria Machado, Benjamin Percy, Laura van den Berg and more—investigates crimes both real and imagined. Despite their diminutive size, these tales promise to pack a punch.” —Chicago Tribune, 1 of 25 Hot Books for Summer Tiny Crimes gathers leading and emerging literary voices to tell tales of villainy and intrigue in only a few hundred words. From the most hard–boiled of noirs to the coziest of mysteries, with diminutive double crosses, miniature murders, and crimes both real and imagined, Tiny Crimes rounds up all the usual suspects, and some unusual suspects, too. With illustrations by Wesley Allsbrook and flash fiction by Carmen Maria Machado, Benjamin Percy, Amelia Gray, Adam Sternbergh, Yuri Herrera, Julia Elliott, Elizabeth Hand, Brian Evenson, Charles Yu, Laura van den Berg, and more, Tiny Crimes scours the underbelly of modern life to expose the criminal, the illegal, and the depraved.
2018-06-05 By Lincoln Michel

Her first novel, The New and Improved Romie Futch (Tin House) arrived in 2015. ANDREW ERVIN is the author of the novel Burning Down George Orwell's House (Soho) and a collection of novellas, Extraordinary Renditions (Coffee House).

Author: Bradford Morrow

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504055529

Category: Fiction

Page: 345

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Exploring the myriad ways in which we go about preserving what might otherwise be forfeited. Whether trained specialists or lay people who care about something, preservationists come from every stratum of life. The archivist, the linguist, the local town historian. The paleontologist, the heirloom seed-saver, the family photographer, the Monuments Men. Old two-by-two Noah and taxonomist Linnaeus. The suburban girl who collects enough yard sale books to build up a library and thereby safeguards that most fragile of things: knowledge. All can be preservationists. This issue includes contributions from Diane Ackerman, Elizabeth Robinson, Peter Gizzi, Kyra Simone, Heather Altfeld, Richard Powers, Arthur Sze, Joanna Ruocco, Andrew Ervin, Julia Elliott, Jessica Reed, Peter Orner, Erin Singer, Daniel Torday, Toby Olson, Mary Jo Bang, Troy Jollimore, Maya Sonenberg, Rae Gouirand, Mauro Javier Cardenas, Nam Le, Maria Lioutaia, Bryon Landry, Rae Armantrout, Robin Hemley, Madeline Kearin, Donald Revell, S. P. Tenhoff, Debra Nystrom, Donna Stonecipher, Robert Karron, Andrew Mossin, J’Lyn Chapman, Frederic Tuten, and Marshall Klimasewiski.
2018-11-27 By Bradford Morrow

JULIA ELLIOTT recently published her first fiction collection, The Wilds; her first novel, The New and Improved Romie Futch, is forthcoming (both Tin House). She has received the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award, ...

Author: Bradford Morrow

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781453290675

Category: Fiction

Page: 348

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From a lineup of acclaimed literary talents, wide-ranging works centering on books and bibliophilia. Writing about writing itself and about the books that are home to the written word. A library of ideas about language and the book in all their forms, Speaking Volumes collects poetry, fiction, and narrative nonfiction on historic, forbidden, repurposed, mistranslated, imaginary, lost, and life-changing books—books of every ilk.
2015-02-03 By Bradford Morrow

Her first novel, The New and Improved Romie Futch, will appear in October 2015. She teaches at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. She and her husband, John Dennis, are founding members of the music collective Grey Egg.

Author: Heidi Pitlor

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547939407

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Award-winning and best-selling author T.C. Boyle guest edits this year s"The Best American Short Stories," the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction."
2015-10-06 By Heidi Pitlor

JULIA ELLIOTT is the author of The New and Improved Romie Futch and The Wilds (both Tin House). She is the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Writer's Award, and was awarded a Pushcart Prize for her story in Conjunctions:56, Terra Incognita.

Author: Elizabeth Hand

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504044684

Category: Fiction

Page: 376

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New writings on our fear of—and fascination with—the “other” from Joyce Carol Oates, Peter Straub, Kelly Link, Jeffrey Ford, and more. Alien is a powerful and flexible word. Aliens are “other.” Aliens are the stuff of science fiction and fantasy. Aliens are traditional literary figures that cause us to see ourselves anew. Indeed, when we witness our “normal” lives through these strangers’ eyes, we become the unfamiliar ones. Conjunctions:67, Other Aliens collects works of speculative and literary science fiction: innovative short stories, poetry, interviews, letters, and essays that explore the vast precincts of unfamiliarity, keen difference, weirdness, and not belonging. This provocative issue includes contributions from an all-star lineup, including Leena Krohn, Jeffrey Ford, Julia Elliott, John Crowley, Laura Sims, Valerie Martin, Lavie Tidhar, Samuel R. Delany, Matthew Baker, Paul Park, James Tiptree Jr., Michael Parrish Lee, Peter Straub, Kelly Link, Madeline Bourque Kearin, Jean Muno, Jonathan Thirkield, John Clute and John Crowley, Joyce Carol Oates, S. P. Tenhoff, Brian Evenson, Jessica Reed, E. G. Willy, and James Morrow.
2017-05-09 By Elizabeth Hand

Her short story collection The Wilds was published in 2014, and her novel The New and Improved Romie Futch will follow in 2015. She is currently working on a novel about Hamadryas baboons, a species that she has studied as an amateur ...

Author: R. Mac Jones

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9781611175660

Category: Poetry

Page: 144

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Found Anew is an anthology of new poetry and prose from writers with strong ties to the Palmetto State that creatively engages with historical photographs found in the digital collections of the University of South Carolina's South Caroliniana Library. In their eclectic approach to ekphrasis—textual response to the visual—editors R. Mac Jones and Ray McManus have recruited an impressive group of poets and fiction writers, including National Book Award-winning poets Terrance Hayes and Nikky Finney (who provides the foreword); their fellow South Carolina Academy of Authors honorees Gilbert Allen, John Lane, Bret Lott, George Singleton, and Marjory Wentworth; Lillian Smith Award-winner Pam Durban, and others. These thirty-one pairings of archival images with original creative responses illustrate the breadth and richness of the diverse talents of South Carolina writers. While the digital collections are a much-valued resource for researchers and educators, Found Anew encourages a wider use as a source of inspiration for writers and artists inventing narratives set in and about South Carolina. In coupling the poems and short stories with the images that inspired them, the anthology shows writers gauging unlikely depths in curious photographs that other eyes might pass over without a second glance, conjuring perfect words for the emotion evoked by a particular image, and rendering and reimagining the visual in seemingly disparate but ultimately linked narratives. An instructive model for active, collaborative engagement between creative writers and culturally significant visual prompts, this collection also serves to demonstrate the accessibility and scope of archival photography available through South Caroliniana's digital collections. Through these creative responses, the images are not recovered or explained—but, rather, found anew.
2015-10-20 By R. Mac Jones

Literature as one of the best books of 2014, and it was also a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice. ... New and Improved Romie Futch, most of which she wrote while she was pregnant, was published in 2015.

Author: Becca Anderson

Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

ISBN: 9781642501230

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 286

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“A testament to the relationship and contributions of women writers, lest we forget their impact and inspiration . . . [an] amazing journey.” —Ntozake Shange, author of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf From the first recorded writer to current bestsellers, Becca Anderson takes us through time and highlights women who have left their mark on the literary world. This expansive compilation of women writers is a chance to delve deeper into the lives and works of renowned authors and learn about some lesser-known greats, as well. Some of the many women writers you will love learning about are: Maya Angelou, Jane Austen, Judy Blume, Rachel Carson, Nadine Gordimer, Margaret Mead, Joyce Carol Oates, and many, many more. This feminist book is a beacon of brilliance and a celebration of the journeys and accomplishments of women who have worked to have their voices heard in black and white letters across the world. Open The Book of Awesome Women Writers today, and you will find: Engaging chapters such as “Prolific Pens,” “Mystics, Memoirists, and Madwomen,” and “Banned, Blacklisted, and Arrested” A plethora of necessary new additions to your reading list Confirmation that the female voice is not only awesome, but an essential part of literary culture “So go on, do some guilt-free indulging in the pages of Becca Anderson’s basket of literary bonbons. She has gathered a wealth of delectable stories in which to immerse ourselves, a bit at a time. Let’s hear it for bibliophiles and book ladies—our richest yet most non-fattening vice.” —Vicki León, author of Uppity Women of Ancient Times
2020-03-17 By Becca Anderson