Monday, September 7, 2009

"The detail is beguiling." Repetition Patterns receives some kind words from The Short Review. That, and an interview.

We are quite thrilled, and most appreciative, to have received some very kind words about Repetition Patterns from The Short Review. They also asked TBWCYL, Inc. spokesperson Ben Tanzer to do an interview and excerpts from both are below.

The review:

"Some of these stories might seem inconsequential. They're about tiny happenings or changes. People long for something, they grow up or move away. But the detail is beguiling, and often something dark or unusual is happening behind closed doors – the older sister who plays breathing games with the baby, the father who insists on giving visiting children a goodnight kiss, or the husband who sleeps with all of his neighbors' wives."

The Interview:

How did you choose which stories to include and in what order?

"It’s funny, I had the group of pieces I had written, and I had an order in mind, and then Jason Pettus from CCLaP got excited about publishing them, but still threw some out and re-arranged the order as he saw fit. I just sort deferred all that to him, which may say something about my desperation to be published. That said my understanding is that he draws on a Magic 8 Ball to make these kinds of decisions. Well, that and peyote."

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