Fiction. Lutz's new fictions dig deeper into the psyche of men and women grappling with making sense of their aging bodies and frantic but tired hearts, often living in towns where "all roads led to the one road that wasn't going where you wanted to go." Full of propulsive sentences and a humor made darker by his characters' sharp bitterness, ASSISTED LIVING is another dose of scathing sadness and comedy.
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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