Fragments came today, the third written but first published of all Jennifer S. Chesler’s novels, This has the form of an anthology but functions as an aleatory novel, in that she randomly ordered the texts originally, while I, who edited the book, was obliged to reorder and add new pieces. The interconnection of the pieces is both thematic & linguistic, & unifies the novel regardless of the exigencies of ordering.
This reordering was particularly necessary since she wasted 18 years
with a literary agent who was most definitely not a writer, & seems
to have been very poorly suited to his job.
The book is a splendid piece of work & deserves recognition for
its innovative nature. Topics covered are dog sex in the Phoenix area,
the stupidity of the average American, piss fucks, & the author’s
mental illness & poverty (caused by a dodgy upbringing in a hostile
family environment &, later, a life among worthless scumbags).
Here it is at Amazon.
Here it is at Barnes & Noble.
& here it is at Google Books.
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Fragments is the third written, but first published, of Jennifer S. Chesler’s four novels to date. Fragments has the form of an antholo...