poignant, outrageous, horrific. Weaving prose with unerring
suppleness and force, Sigurdson sends readers on an emotional
roller-coaster that's hard to forget. He makes a
difference in American prose fiction of the twenty-first
"This is a
book about a young woman who's on the verge of rockstardom
when she comes down with a brain disease. Weird and freaky
shit proceeds to happen to her. It's good. Read it."
from Vancouver, British Columbia, April 23, 2004 (bookcrossing.com).
"Sigurdson does an expert job of suspending our disbelief and
seriously creeping us out. Ultimately, it's a love story, but
with a backdrop of hard-driving, cranked-up-to-11 music;
afloat in gin and champagne; tripping on smack; ... and
always, always the shadow creatures just under the surface."
Sigurdson's writings have appeared in The
Portland Review and Lovecraft
He lives in Portland, Oregon, where he teaches
writing. Kirk holds a
Master's degree in English literature from NYU.
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