Episode 135 — Brian Allen Carr


Brian Allen Carr is today’s guest. He is the award-winning author of the story collection Short Bus, and his latest collection, Vampire Conditions, is now available from Holler Presents.

Harrold Jaffe says

Vampire Conditions melds a precise Texas regional with gothic, recalling Flannery O’Connor, who wrote out of Georgia. But Carr’s intricate narrative patterns, jump cuts and unanticipated segueshave a distinctly postmodern feel. Any way you cut it, Brian Allen Carr is a potently eccentric writer.

And Robert Lopez raves

At turns dark and brutal and wickedly funny, Brian Allen Carr’s Vampire Conditions will put you in mind of Hannah, Pancake, Powell. This book will grab you by the throat and knock the wind out of you, will make you want to drive south, raise hell, hide out, call home, tell your friends.

Monologue topics:  dreams, childbirth, salad bars, fetuses, Christmas, doll houses, emasculation, 2012, passage of time.