Gutshot

Gutshot A searing new collection from the inimitable Amelia GrayA woman creeps through the ductwork of a quiet home A medical procedure reveals an object of worship A carnivorous reptile divides and cauterizes a town Amelia Gray s curio cabinet expands in Gutshot, where isolation and coupling are pushed to their dark and outrageous edges These singular stories live and breathe on their own, pulsating with energy and humanness and a glorious sense of humor Hers are stories that you will read and reread raw gems that burrow into your brain, reminders of just how strange and beautiful our world is These collected stories come to us like a vivisected body, the whole that is all the elegant and breathtaking for exploring its most grotesque and intimate lightless viscera.

Amelia Gray is a writer living in Los Angeles, CA She is the author of five books, most recently ISADORA Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker and VICE.

✓ Book Publishing ↠ GutshotE-Pub Author Amelia Gray ✓ new weird – petrasrobert.eu
  • Paperback
  • 209 pages
  • Gutshot
  • Amelia Gray
  • English
  • 04 January 2018
  • 0374175446

10 thoughts on “Gutshot

  1. says:

    jeff vandermeer s drawing of this cover to answer the question how does this book hold up to Threats or Museum of the Weird, this is better than Museum of the Weird, but not nearly as good as Threats which is absolutely in keeping with my own particular reading preferences, as Threats is a novel and Museum of the Weird is an earlier story collection, and i ll pretty much always choose a novel over a collection i ve grown as a reader after prolonged resistance, i eventually came around to jeff vandermeer s drawing of this cover to answer the question how does this book hold up to Threats or Museum of the Weird, this is better than Museum of the Weird, but not nearly as good as Threats which is absolutely in keeping with my own particular reading preferences, as Threats is a novel and Museum of the Weird is an earlier story collection, and i ll pretty much always choose a novel over a col...

  2. says:

    Posted at Heradas Review Here, the road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom, and that road is paved with handjobs I ve found that these FSG Originals are at the very least, always something unique that you might not find published elsewhere They have the feel of something published by a much smaller press like Tin House, Two Dollar Radio, or Coffee House Press This means that they re usually going to be divisive as well But, when their niche lines up with yours, it s like a curator perso Posted at Heradas Review Here, the road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom, and that road is paved with handjobs I ve found that these FSG Originals are at the very least, always something unique that you might not find published elsewhere They have the feel of something published by a much smaller press like Tin House, Two Dollar Radio, or Coffee House Press This means that they re usually going to be divisive as well But, when their niche lines up with yours, it s like a curator personally picking books for you With the exception of Ted Chiang, story collections are always going to be a little hit and miss from story to story At worst Amelia Gray s stories are uncomfortable and unsettling, with great prose At best they re uncomfortable, unsettling, hilarious, disturbing, and moving, with great prose Great prose is the common denominator.There are 4 5 really great stories in here, and 1 fantastic one There are about 30 or so that relied way too much on ...

  3. says:

    This book has the most beautiful cover I have seen in many a year.But what s inside Contextless fragments of violent American lives, one after another, 37 of them, tiny bits and pieces You can stumble over some great paragraphs here there, like this one when a woman tells her boyfriend she s pregnant and that her parents will be very happyHere s the thing, though, he said Your folks are dead And I have a warrant out for my arrest And you re forty years old And I am addicted to ge This book has the most beautiful cover I have seen in many a year.But what s inside Contextless fragments of violent American lives, one after another, 37 of them, tiny bits and pieces You can stumble over some great paragraphs here there, like this one when a woman tells her boyfriend she s pregnant and that her parents will be very happyHere s the thing, t...

  4. says:

    One of my presents from AWP I should have finished this a week ago, but I heard about the leak of the first four episodes of the new Game of Thrones season, and spent several of my reading hours meditating on that terrible tragedy, not reading this awesome story collection, planning my month long G.O.T hunger strike, wishing I hadn t done that to myselfI don t really have a review in me this morning, but I did feel compelled to jump on here and advise ...

  5. says:

    I remember absolutely loving this book when I first read it but somehow after the initial shock of the short stories wears off, about half of the short stories feel somewhat abandoned I understand the sheer absurdity and non conformist approach to literature, but still, having kept that in mind, about half of the short stories came across as napkin ideas that the author ended up abandoning halfway.I still think its a great book and I still recommend it to lovers of short stories, since I per I remember absolutely loving this book when I first read it but somehow after the initial shock of the short stories wears off, about half of the short stories feel somewhat abandoned I understand the sheer absurdity and non conformist approach to literature, but still, having kept that in mind, about half of the short stories came across as napkin ideas that the author ended up abandoning halfway.I still think its a great book and I still rec...

  6. says:

    Strange, intricate stories with absolutely gorgeous and controlled language Had to read this twice and it was so muchnuanced and powerful on the second reading.

  7. says:

    i know i ve fallen in love with a book when i want to punch the author in the face and then make out with them and their hot blood.so, fuck you amelia gray fuck you.so much punching.so much make out.

  8. says:

    Only two things in this world scare me cancer and Amelia Gray.

  9. says:

    I wish I had a dog bonerto better express my feelings.There are too many stories in this collection of flash fictions to be put under a common theme For the most part, these characters are pushed away from their ordinary circumstances and cast into strange and closed off lives, of which they accept almost too readily After they lose their mom and wife, a family s emotions cause a gigantic heart to plop itself in the middle of the TV room They begin to chop it up into little pieces so I wish I had a dog bonerto better express my feelings.There are too many stories in this collection of flash fictions to be put under a common theme For the most part, these characters are pushed away from their ordinary circumstances and cast into strange and closed off lives, of which they accept almost too readily After they lose their mom and wife, a family s emotions cause a gigantic heart to plop itself in the middle of the TV room They begin to chop it up into little pieces so they can move it out The youngest child who knew the mom least just wants to participate so he can feel as part of the group The oldest child isinvested but still able to break away for sleep The husband struggles most with prying himself away My mind once was diseased with th...

  10. says:

    I received a copy of this from Edelweiss prior to its publication date.The writing is strong in these stories but the subject matter makes me want to warn people away Each story has a murder or a rape, and it seems to befor the shock value I wish I d encountered Amelia Gray in an earlier volume, because from the reviews it sounds like the stories had violence in them but were not pure violence But after this experience I am unlikely to pick up another.So ei...

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