One Hundred Apocalypses
Lucy Corin, One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses (San Francisco: McSweeneys, 2013
Lucy Corin has come out with a collection of short stories like no other. Many of the stories are only a few lines. They all fit into the theme of troubling moments of personal crisis. She is great at description and capturing the voices of those whose consciences are bothering them. From the super short micro stories to more traditional short stories this is a collection that kept me reading even though her characters are like people I have never known. The suspension of reality is simple as you get into the strange mood of the stories. Who knows which stories of our generation will become classics for other generations, but I suspect that people will be reading these stories for years to come.