Susan L DeFreitas
, November 01, 2012
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Brilliant academic satire. This is John Rembers' take on the decay at the heart of American culture--darkly funny, beautiful, and often profound. If you're tired of finely crafted fiction that seems to take place at no time in particular, in no place in particular--fiction that seems largely divorced from the deeply complex world we live in--these stories may help you remember that art can shake us awake to our place in the world. White privilege, subtle misogyny, and even plastic surgery were never so hilarious. This is fiction for the twilight of an empire.