Late Shift (Electric Literatures Recommended Reading Book 110) Dan Bevacqua

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Late Shift (Electric Literatures Recommended Reading Book 110)  by  Dan Bevacqua

Late Shift (Electric Literatures Recommended Reading Book 110) by Dan Bevacqua
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Even the most seemingly mundane, domestic scenes in Bevacqua’s work are charged with the imminent threat of explosive violence. It is this lurking violence that gives his work its tension, but it is also what allows for the moments of strange grace,MoreEven the most seemingly mundane, domestic scenes in Bevacqua’s work are charged with the imminent threat of explosive violence. It is this lurking violence that gives his work its tension, but it is also what allows for the moments of strange grace, like the story’s indelible final image, when, if only momentarily, the bubbles stop bubbling and an unexpected tenderness emerges.

The events in Late Shift are given weight by a recent tragedy that our narrator is unable to directly acknowledge, but which is ever present in his darkly lyrical descriptions, like the dawn that “edges over the tree line like poison gas, orange and seeping,” or the boy in an electric wheelchair doing loops in a snowy parking lot, “carving out infinity.” This is Bevacqua at his best, exquisite sentences that turn the quotidian eerily transcendent.About the Author:Dan Bevacqua received his MFA from Columbia University’s School of the Arts.

His work has appeared in New Orleans Review Online, 580 Split, The New Inquiry and Gigantic. He is the fiction editor at JERRY Magazine, and lives in Northampton, MA.About the Guest Editor:Adam Wilson is the author of the novel Flatscreen, a National Jewish Book Award finalist, and the collection of short stories What’s Important is Feeling.

His stories have appeared in The Paris Review, Tin House, VICE, and The Best American Short Stories, among many other publications. In 2012, he received The Terry Southern Prize which recognizes “wit, panache, and sprezzatura” in work published by The Paris Review. He teaches creative writing at NYU and Columbia and lives in Brooklyn. Read “The Long In-Between by Adam Wilson in Recommended Reading no. 90.About Electric Literature:Electric Literature is an independent publisher amplifying the power of storytelling through digital innovation.

Electric Literature’s weekly fiction magazine, Recommended Reading, invites established authors, indie presses, and literary magazines to recommended great fiction. Once a month we feature our own recommendation of original, previously unpublished fiction. Stay connected with us through our eNewsletter (where you can win weekly prizes), Facebook, and Twitter, and find previous Electric Literature picks in the Recommended Reading archives.



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