Starting with the editor’s preface, these eleven stories constitute a way of being honest, or at least less dishonest. They are irreverent; experimental in ways that seem more rebellious than transcending. And yet, much like Miller’s, these are the sort of stories that create a world of their own and, as George O. once wrote, leave a certain flavor behind them. For the characters in these stories, and I venture say, for the writers, he’s one way of breaking off—albeit like splinters—into the future.

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