If flash fiction appeals to a new, attenuated attention span among some readers, Diane Williams’s stories reward expanded attention and encourage rereading.
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The stories in A.L. Kennedy’s What Becomes seem driven by two entities: the author’s brain and her prose appendage. The latter is so alive it appears to possess a separate language pulse. In heightened moments Kennedy uses language to bind thought to physical sensation, which in turn stimulates a replicated response in the brain of the reader. This simulated experience is what makes her stories so striking and also intense.
Philip Christman reviews the Calamari Press reissue of Lutz’s 1996 collection