March 22, 2013

Dirty Sex: a review of Elizabeth Ellen’s “Fast Machine”


Nathan Holic’s essay/book review column, Reading books While Burping My Baby, formerly published on BP Review, is wrapping up. It’ll be available in e-book form later this year. In the meantime, we’ll be posting the remainder of Nathan’s essays here over the next couple months. So here we go:

Dirty Sex: a review of Elizabeth Ellen’s Fast Machine

And what was I reading in that end-of-the-year stretch while Jackson was crossing over from “baby” to “toddler,” as he was moving from a life measured only in months to a life that can now be measured in years? On January 5th, on the day that Jackson turned one year old, I was wandering somewhere in the middle of Elizabeth Ellen’s sweeping short story collection Fast Machine, a sort of “box-set” of the author’s work comprising more than ninety short stories.

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