In these 11 stories - and the weird spaces in between - men, women, and monsters struggle to free themselves from conventions and constraints. Landscapes ranging from the farthest reaches of outer space to a sinister and abandoned farmhouse in the middle of nowhere become battlegrounds in which personal and political change comes at enormous cost.
Tyranny takes many shapes: Some more subtle than others. In these stories, DeNiro’s characters - a telepath, two college students, a writer of political thrillers, the bio-engineered, carnivorous art form Roxy: Shark * Flower - improvise and create their own renditions of freedom.
Alan DeNiro is a poet, novelist, and short story writer whose extraordinary and exhilarating second collection explores our relationship to art, history, and the political sphere.