By Chanelle Benz
*LONGLISTED FOR THE 2018 PEN/ROBERT W. BINGHAM PRIZE FOR DEBUT FICTION*
*SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2018 WILLIAM SAROYAN foreign PRIZE FOR WRITING*
Named a top e-book of 2017 by means of The San Francisco Chronicle
Named one of Electric Literature’s 15 most sensible brief tale Collections of 2017
A stunningly unique debut assortment approximately lives throughout background marked through violence and longing.
A brother and sister flip outlaw in a wild and brutal panorama. The daughter of a diplomat disappears and resurfaces the world over as a dangerous girl of many names. a tender Philadelphia boy struggles with the contradictions of privilege, violence, and the sway of an incarcerated father. A monk in 16th century England suffers the dissolution of his monastery and the lack of all that he held sacred.
The characters in The guy Who Shot Out My Eye Is Dead, Benz's wildly creative debut, are as diverse as any in contemporary literature, yet they percentage a thirst for experience which sends them speeding full-tilt towards the ethical crossroads, changing into sufferers and perpetrators alongside the way in which. Riveting, visceral, and heartbreaking, Benz’s tales of identification, abandonment, and fierce love come jointly in a bold, arresting vision.