Fiction. JRZDVLZ is the autobiography of a sympathetic monster on a centuries-spanning quest for redemption. Based on long-suffering legend and historical fact, it's about the sacrifice, civility, endurance, and humility required to transform a monster into a man.
Lee Klein's fiction, essays, reviews, and translations have appeared in Harper's, The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2007, and many other sites, journals, and anthologies. A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, he is also the author of NEUTRAL EVIL ))) (Sagging Meniscus Press, 2020), JRZDVLZ (Sagging Meniscus Press, 2017), The Shimmering Go-Between, Thanks and Sorry and Good Luck: Rejection Letters from the Eyeshot Outbox, and Incidents of Egotourism in the Temporary World. He received a 2015 PEN/Heim Translation Fund Award for his translation of Horacio Castellanos Moya's Revulsion: Thomas Bernhard in San Salvador. He lives outside Philadelphia.Author City: Philadelphia, PA USA