I’m a big admirer (well, 6’4, anyway) of Lucy’s previous collection The Entire Predicament and her novel Everyday Psychokillers: A History for Girls. So, imagine my excitement when her new collection was recently published. And I wasn’t disappointed!
Apocalypses come in sizes large and small, universal and personal, in the title sequence of 100 vignettes and prose poems that never fail to move the reader. Included are also three other short stories/novelettes, my favorite of the strong bunch being “Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster,” which gets huge bonus points for the title, but it’s one of the most devastating and haunting pieces I’ve read this year.