Song for the Unraveling of the World

Song for the Unraveling of the World

A newborn's absent face appears on the back of someone else's head, a filmmaker goes to gruesome lengths to achieve the silence he's after for his final scene, and a therapist begins, impossibly, to appear in a troubled patient's room late at night. In these stories of doubt, delusion, and paranoia, no belief, no claim to objectivity, is immune to the distortions of human perception. Here, self-deception is a means of justifying our most inhuman impulses--whether we know it or not.

Title:Song for the Unraveling of the World
ISBN:9781566895484
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  • S?e?a?n?

    Brian Evenson seems to have reached a plateau in his short fiction. It is a high plateau, for sure, but I don't know if it's possible for him to climb any higher at this point without expanding his re...

  • Spencer

    Song for the Unravelling of the World is like a fever dream of nihilistic visions. It’s masterfully written, utterly captivating and there isn’t a bad story in the collection. I highly recommend t...

  • Benoit Lelivre

    Brian Evenson doesn't exaclty break new ground here, but he knows what he's good at and he does it better than anyone else. This collection explores Evenson's familiar themes of unknowability and exis...

  • Lori

    Brian Evenson is the king of creepy fiction and this collection deftly displays his range - from science to speculative fiction and the more subtle paranoia of mental horror genres, every story packs ...

  • Philip Fracassi

    SONG FOR THE UNRAVELING OF THE WORLD is another stunning collection by Evenson, who is easily the modern master of the weird tale. I found this collection to be incredibly charming, with surprising mo...

  • Leo Robertson

    Extremely cool nightmares!...

  • Shane Keene

    Full review on Ink Heist if you're so inclined, but seriously. No words are adequate to describe or praise the eloquence and beauty of Brian Evenson's wonderful narratives. Only a read of the book wil...

  • Lou

    Brian Evenson On his new story collection, writing, recommendations, and inspirations | More2ReadGirl with no face, therapy, therapists and being born still, fathers search for daughter missing with h...

  • Matthew Burris

    I never like short story books. I liked this one. Good eerie, weird dark? short stories. “Trigger Warnings” is fun to read out loud. ...

  • Joseph Haeger

    These are bleak and excellent stories. ...