Everything Flows by James GreerEverything Flows by James Greer

Everything Flows

byJames GreerBy (artist)Robert Pollard

Paperback | October 1, 2013

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Everything Flows is the first collection of short fiction by novelist and screenwriter James Greer. The nineteen stories range from short and surreal to long and surreal, but all share a consistency of intent: to fracture traditional narrative tropes and reassemble the shards into coherent, if occasionally undulant and meandering forms (see: the title). Greer mixes anachronistic pseudo-history and unserious/serious digressions into pop culture, pop physics, pop philosophy and pop music (see: the title), toarrive at something both universal in scope and intensely personal, twisting language(s) into sometimes-strange shapes to devise new ways of looking at familiar things.Everything Flows also features the art of Guided by Voices front man Robert Pollard. Besides being known as one of today's most prolific song-writers, Mr. Pollard's irrespressible creativity has been an inspiration to many. His stunning color collages make a fantastic compliment to Greer's writing.
James Greer is the author of the novelsArtificial Light(LHotB/Akashic 2006) andThe Failure (Akashic 2010), and the non-fiction bookGuided By Voices: A Brief History (Grove Press), a biography of a band for which he played bass guitar. He's written or co-written movies for Lindsay Lohan, Jackie Chan, and Steven Soderbergh, among others....
Title:Everything FlowsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:125 pages, 7.79 × 6.17 × 0.3 inPublished:October 1, 2013Publisher:Curbside Splendor PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0983422885

ISBN - 13:9780983422884

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Editorial Reviews

James Greer is one of the nimblest and most multilayered American fiction writers."- Dennis Cooper, author ofUgly Man"Every word matters, even the wildest stories scarcely seeming as though they could be otherwise. Usually this sort of free-associative reverie is called 'strange' or 'playful,' but Greer's lyrical erudition is both serious work and seriously fun. Halfway between the mind of God and a vivid dream,Everything Flows is proof that there remain new places to go, both on paper and in the known universe."- Publishers Weekly (starred review)"James Greer writes within the grand tradition of American postmodern, pessimistic, philosophic geniuses. Like William Gass or Guy Davenport, he unites sly humor, erudition, and a certain classical cast of mind, as aware of Heraclitus as he is of Teenage Fanclub. These stories are remarkable. They're also a total freaking blast."- Mathew Specktor, author,American Dream Machine, senior editor,Los Angeles Review of Books"Dazzling, swirling, ridiculous and disconcerting. James Greer doesn't follow paths, he's a thing of the air."- Ben Loory, author ofStories for Nighttime and Some for the Day"