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Leland Pitts-Gonzalez

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[author: barry hannah}

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SAVAGE ANESTHESIA - Short Stories (Carrion Blue 555), August 2017.

"You know that homeless guy on the bus who sidles up to you and begins to mumble about aliens? SAVAGE ANESTHESIA is what you might get if he tied you up and made you listen to him long enough that he began to make sense. Obscene and surreal, these are mindscapes to get lost in."
Brian Evenson, A Collapse of Horses

"A work of stark and strange realism about a wholly unreal place: our very own world, which has rarely been reported on with such piercing focus. An original, paranoid, intense book of stories."
—Ben Marcus, Leaving the Sea

“Leland Pitts-Gonzalez does not transport the reader to another headspace so much as he transforms the reader. After coming out of SAVAGE ANESTHESIA

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Riddled with Ideas and Cannabilism: Mr. Hannah Goes A-Stomping Again

Airships, Barry Hannah's fine book of short stories, was a covert idea or some "thing" slipped into my psyche by a young professor when I was in college (who, too, was a writer and a breed of socialist who'd gone to fight with the Sandinistas not that many lifetimes before).  "You gotta read, this book," he told me as if he'd be banished for it, "Airships, it 's crazy...amazing."

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“Listen, I traipse no I run no I sprint--a fat, impotent ghoul sprung straight from the cellar of my childhood home--past the pregnant girl with five skeletal children and the nun and the synagogue with its windows stoned through and I'm headed directly for my daughter, Sylvia, at her school where she's stationed with classmates of wannabe punks and black boys with their heads shaved and every one of them, apes, gushing out their hormones as I sprint to the edge of the Earth where Sylvia studies the canon of our national literature that I'm desperately trying to forget.”
Leland Pitts-Gonzalez, The Blood Poetry

“Jesus got up one day a little later than usual. He had been dreaming so deep there was nothing left in his head. What was it? A nightmare, dead bodies walking all around him, eyes rolled back, skin falling off. But he wasn't afraid of that. It was a beautiful day. How 'bout some coffee? Don't mind if I do. Take a little ride on my donkey, I love that donkey. Hell, I love everybody.”
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“I couldn’t even picture Mavis’s face anymore. It was sad. She was being erased. I wanted to put my finger on her forehead, but there was nothing there.”
James Tate, The Ghost Soldiers

“What a bog and labyrinth the human essence is... We are all overbrained and overemotioned.”
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“The point is to strip down, get protestant, then even more naked. Walk over scorched bricks to find your own soul. Your heart a searching dog in the rubble.”
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“I looked over the despondency of the home crowd. Fools! Fools! I thought. Love it! Love the loss as well as the gain. Go home and dig it. Nobody was killed. We saw victory and defeat, and they were both wonderful.”
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