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JEREMY'S TOP TEN FOR 2018

 

lonesome bodybuilder

 

 

 The Lonesome Bodybuilder by Yukiko Motoya

 

 

 

Motoya Out-Murakamis Murakami in this surreal collection of short stories. Bonkers and essential, she has made thee number one entry in thee Top Ten List

 

Gary Indiana

 

 

 All the titles reprinted by Semiotext(e) and 7 Stories Press by Gary Indiana

 

 

 

Indiana, an Eye 94 favorite is THE most criminally underrated author in America. Get on the reprinting of Gone Tomorrow and Horse Crazy

 

Interior States

 

 

 Interior States by Meghan O’Gieblyn

 

 

 

O’Gieblyn, another fave of ours, is the sharpest essayist in the Midwest. She runs circles around some of the crap that passes for essay writing these days. Honesty Midwestern style, her essays are all bangers. Anyone up for Dungeons and Dragons at Moody?

 

Lost Emperess

 

 

 

 Lost Empress by Sergio De La Pava

 

 

Sergio is the best writer in America right now, pick up everything this guy has written
 

Novel Explosives

 

 

 

 Novel Explosives by Jim Gauer

 

 

Another underrated author. Pynchon geeks take note, Novel Explosives is pure Pynchon and also pure Gauer

 

Severance

 

 

 

 Severance by Ling Ma

 

 

Believe the hype! Just read it, she is one of the best authors in Chicago currently writing

 

Mirages of the Mind

 

 

 

 Mirages of the Mind by Mushtaq Ahmed Yousufi

 

 

Being Muslim has never been more hilarious. This novel bleeds authenticity.

 

Fruit of the Drunken Tree

 

 

 

 Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras

 

 

Bombings and Kidnappings and Escobar, oh my!

 

The Last Samurai

 

 

 

 The Last Samurai by Helen Dewitt (published in 2001, still one of the best I read this year)

 

 

Why is DeWitt not the most famous author in America? Oh yeah, people are stupid.

 

Cherry

 

 

 

 Cherry by Nico Walker

 

 

Attacked by the right and left, what is not to like?

 

© Jeremy Kitchen 2019
Originally published January 15, 2019