FICTION. Bob Gluck writes: "Mike Amnasan is an amazing writer. His spare prose displays the brutal equations of power, variables and constants that shape consciousness and flesh. His is a take-no-prisoners minimalism where needs are isolated in a kind of silence: the need to be recognized, the need to be touched, the need to dominate, and strongest of all the need to explain. Here is the spectacle of ferocious creativity and disappointment, a drama in which hope is continually dispatched and revived."