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The ten stories in Robert Anderson's debut collection are an inventive and daring foray into the world of the absurd. Leading us across a wide range of settings, from rural Texas to 1930s Spain to a Gulf War field hospital, Anderson shifts our view of the world to incorporate a set of characters slightly off-center and intriguing in their eccentricity. As we are tossed from one bizarre circumstance to the next, Anderson's sophisticated, sometimes playful prose combines the concrete with the surreal to convince us that we know very little about the world we complacently inhabit.

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Robert Anderson is the author of a novel, "Little Fugue." He teaches English at the Hua Ren Academy and lives in New York City.

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From "The Pyramid"

Life changed everything but her name; matrimony, for her, was a matter of body and soul and it had nothing whatsoever to do with names. Her gypsy husband had shed his long ago-it was unspoken even by his brother and cousin-but he relished the sound of hers. He would have her recite it endlessly and he would ask to hear the stories of the templates, the ancestors and adoptive saints, and knowing what he knew, he could no more ask her to add his name to hers than he could bid her to alter a prayer.

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