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Chris Adrian

USA (1970 - )

Adrian's writing styles in short stories vary a great deal, from modernist realism to pronounced lyrical allegory. His novels both tend toward surrealism, having mostly realistic characters experience fantastic circumstances. He has written two novels: Gob's Grief and The Children's Hospital. His short fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, Zoetrope, Ploughshares, McSweeney's, The New Yorker, The Best American Short Stories, and Story.

Genres: Fantasy
Chris Adrian recommends
The Convalescent
The Convalescent (2009)
Jessica Anthony
"Jessica Anthony has given a voice - wry, sad, and arresting - to the wounded little homunculus that lives, largely ignored, in all of us, a creature that wrestles with a guilt and grief that is as historical as it is personal. The Convalescent is a melancholy delight."

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