Fiction. Short Stories. Originally released by Knopf in 1996, Lutz's rigorously innovative debut barely made a ripple in the mainstream publishing world. Meanwhile, however, the book attained a cult status, and its influence has grown tremendously in the years since its appearance, disappearance, and reappearance. "Gary Lutz is a sentence writer from another planet, deploying language with unmatched invention. He is not just an original literary artist, but maybe the only one to so strenuously reject the training wheels limiting American narrative practice. What results are stories nearly too good to read: crushingly sad, odd, and awe-inspiring"—Ben Marcus.
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Gary Lutz is the author of ASSISTED LIVING (Future Tense Books, 2017), THE GOTHAM GRAMMARIAN (Calamari Press, 2015), PARTIAL LIST OF PEOPLE TO BLEACH (Future Tense Books, 2013), DIVORCER (Calamari Press, 2011), I LOOKED ALIVE (Black Square Editions, 2010), and STORIES IN THE WORST WAY (Calamari Press, 2009). His work has appeared in Sleepingfish, NOON, The Quarterly, Conjunctions, Unsaid, Fence, StoryQuarterly, The Believer, BOMB, Cimarron Review, 3rd Bed, Slate Magazine, New York Tyrant, The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories, The Apocalypse Reader (Thunder's Mouth Press), PP/FF: An Anthology (Starcherone Books), The Random House Treasury of Light Verse and in the film 60 Writers/60 Places.Author City: GREENSBURG, PA USA