Eckhard Gerdes new book contains two novels: The Unwelcome Guest and Nin and Nan. The first is a humorous look at paranoia, and the second is a political satire about a gender-ambiguous couple who are encroached upon by the government and decide to push back. Both novels are richly humorous, but at the core of each is the pressing concern that modern concerns are pressing on us too much.
Eckhard Gerdes is the editor of The Journal of Experimental Fiction, an occasional publication dedicated to the furthering of forefront fiction. Gerdes's previoius novel, My Landlady the Lobotomist, was a top five finisher in the 2009 Preditors and Editors Readers Poll and was nominated for the 2009 Wonderland Book Award for Best Novel of the Year. He has twice been the recipient of the Richard Pike Bissell Creative Writing Award for excerpts from Przewalski's Horse. He lives near Chicago and has three sons, to whom this new book is proudly dedicated.
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Eckhard Gerdes: The Unwelcome Guest + Nin and Nan
paperback, 160 pages, $17.50