Fiction. The title character of THE REVISIONIST conducts covert surveillance on a city whose inhabitants are subject to uncanny transformations as a result of catastrophic weather, political corruption, invasive technologies and environmental degradation. Hired to spin, or "revise," the facts, the revisionist's perceptions in turn become detached and distorted--inevitably unreliable yet all the same, revealing. This civil scientist of a narrator sardonically observes a distressed landscape inhabited by mutant children, a seeing-eye dog, a centenarian with iguanas and constellations beneath her dress, brooding frigate birds, insurance love clones, a terrorist curator, a private investigator, and a little girl who's discovered the world's largest conch. "THE REVISIONIST is at once a beautifully simple fable and a wonderfully lyrical apocalyptic tale"--Brian Evenson.
Books by Miranda Mellis include THE REVISIONIST (Calamari Press, 2007), THE SPOKES (Solid Objects, 2012), NONE OF THIS IS REAL (Sidebrow Books, 2012), The Quarry, Materialisms, and DEMYSTIFICATIONS (Solid Objects, 2021). She coauthored The Instead with Emily Abendroth and coedited The Encyclopedia Project. She lives in the Pacific Northwest and teaches at The Evergreen State College.Author City: OLYMPIA, WA USA