Fiction. Somewhere in Las Vegas, an agoraphobic is too preoccupied by a TBS marathon broadcast of Gilligan's Island to notice that a nuclear apocalypse transpires just outside his shuttered windows; a father unknowingly captures an unspeakable horror in the periphery of his camcorder footage while recording daughter's birthday party on his spanking-new RCA VBT200; a socialite is so embarrassed by breaking a heel that she would rather self-induce suspended animation than face possible ridicule from her friends. In his debut collection, Michael Sheehan's tales of obsession make the familiar strange and the strange familiar, recalling the staggering capacity of David Foster Wallace and presenting a fresh spin on the traditions of Barth and Barthelme, Gass and Gaddis.
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Michael Sheehan is a graduate of the University of Arizona's MFA program and the St. John's College Graduate Institute, and a former fellow of the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing. At Arizona, he was an editor in chief of Sonora Review, where he curated a tribute issue to the work of David Foster Wallace, and currently he is the reviews editor and an assistant fiction editor for DIAGRAM. His fiction, essays, and reviews have appeared recently or are forthcoming in Conjunctions, Sakura Review, Heavy Feather Review, DIAGRAM, Necessary Fiction, The Quarterly Conversation, and The Rumpus. He is at work on a novel about a has-been's would-be rock opera, an Iraq War veteran's violent return home, and a recovering-alcoholic itinerant preacher, among other things.
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