Episode 283 — Nicholas Grider

   

Nicholas Grider is the guest. His story collection, Misadventure, is now available from A Strange Object.

Brian Evenson calls it

A dark and luscious hell ride through the damaged but nonetheless appealing rituals of bondage. These are tantalizing and difficult stories in which fantasy and reality bleed (quite literally) into one another.

And Matt Bell says

Each of these compelling stories is ruled not by certainty but by maybe, by sometimes, by ‘this is not necessarily a proclamation of anything’—and so we finally sense behind their pages the nervous heart of the modern man, stubbornly clinging to a fading authority, now more desperately than ever before.

Monologue topics: thanks, Skylight Books, xTx, Roxane Gay, Lisa Mecham, curtseying.