Review: Black Cloud by Juliet Escoria | Brian Alan Ellis

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Juliet Escoria is a witchy woman, and Black Cloud, her aptly titled debut collection of (autobiographical?) stories, punctures deep into the heart of drug and sexual abuse, and casts a harrowing spell on the reader that, like her characters, will not easily break:

We went to sleep, together but alone, that night. We did no eye gazing at all. Just stared at the backs of our own eyelids, an act that doesn’t take and gives nothing to no one.

This is not an Oprah Book Club selection. These are twelve soul-smashing vignettes, each prefaced by an ominous word: RESENTMENT, APATHY, DISGUST, REVENGE, and so on.

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REGARDING RECOGNITION
The cashier motions for me to step down to him. He must be seven feet tall, I think, letting go of my credit card. He looks at the card, says Chelsea. It is the first time I’ve heard my name out loud in days and he notices the stirring this provokes in me. Chelsea Chelsea getting her coffee. I laugh and he returns my card to my open palm. Chelsea Chelsea leaving me. 

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REGARDING RECOGNITION

The cashier motions for me to step down to him. He must be seven feet tall, I think, letting go of my credit card. He looks at the card, says Chelsea. It is the first time I’ve heard my name out loud in days and he notices the stirring this provokes in me. Chelsea Chelsea getting her coffee. I laugh and he returns my card to my open palm. Chelsea Chelsea leaving me

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altlitgossip:

Dennis Cooper has taken a day to blog about Paul Curran’s exciting new novel ‘Left Hand’ — published by Civil Coping Mechanisms
click here to read excerpts from the novel, blurbs, behind the scenes pictures and other cool stuff
Blake Butler has also written something about this novel for his Vice column 
the book is out now, go pick up a copy herea quick message from Michael J Seidlinger:
'Please note that all orders placed via Amazon and other sales channels will be fulfilled as per usual with little to no delay; however, due to a few errors, mainly to do with the unusually graphic content of the book, there were some hiccups and stalling between CCM and its printer. Because of these hiccups, the book is listed as unavailable or temporarily out of stock. Although, those issues have been cleared the after-effects of the delay can and will be seen in the next few days. Again, the effects are cosmetic and all orders will suffer little to no delay.' — Civil Coping Mechanisms

altlitgossip:

Dennis Cooper has taken a day to blog about Paul Curran’s exciting new novel ‘Left Hand’ — published by Civil Coping Mechanisms

click here to read excerpts from the novel, blurbs, behind the scenes pictures and other cool stuff

Blake Butler has also written something about this novel for his Vice column 

the book is out now, go pick up a copy here

a quick message from Michael J Seidlinger:

'Please note that all orders placed via Amazon and other sales channels will be fulfilled as per usual with little to no delay; however, due to a few errors, mainly to do with the unusually graphic content of the book, there were some hiccups and stalling between CCM and its printer. Because of these hiccups, the book is listed as unavailable or temporarily out of stock. Although, those issues have been cleared the after-effects of the delay can and will be seen in the next few days. Again, the effects are cosmetic and all orders will suffer little to no delay.' — Civil Coping Mechanisms

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