Details

ISBN-10: 1950539423
ISBN-13: 9781950539420
Publisher: Dzanc Books
Publish Date: 03/22/2022
Dimensions: 8.40" L, 5.40" W, 0.60" H

A Better Class of People

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Overview

A brilliant novel-in-stories from award-winning author Robert Lopez
In an uncanny, distorted version of New York City, a man rides the subway through the chaos of an ordinary commute. He may have a gun in his pocket. He may be looking for someone–a woman named Esperanza.

Between stops, we shuttle back and forth through time and see a man who stands in traffic, the same man seizing and shuddering on a sidewalk, an institution where the man is housed with other undesirables (or troublemakers?), a neighborhood where all the residents have forgotten their names. Over everything looms the specter of a nameless menace, a pervasive sense that something–more than just a ride–is coming to an end.

With Robert Lopez’s signature innovation, A Better Class of People delivers a network of stories interconnected and careening like subway tunnels through the realities of modern America: immigration, gun violence, police brutality, sexual harassment, climate change, and the point of fracture at which we find ourselves, where reality and perception are indistinguishable.

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Lopez has the ability to give readers whiplash with his unconventional and bewitching stories. -LA Times

"Lopez takes a look inside, messy guts, beating heart and all. A rawly observed universe peopled with voices of stirring honesty and wild loop-de-loops. Funny, brutal, brilliant." -Samantha Hunt

"Robert Lopez is one of the most exciting writers working today and these linked stories are an excellent introduction to his blazingly original intelligence and wit." -Jenny Offill

"Robert Lopez's A Better Class of People bowled me over. These stories are taut, intense, mysterious, and they echo off each other in totally unexpected ways – and to boot – the collection is an honest, funny, and brutal homage to New York City." -Peter Orner

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Details

ISBN-10: 1950539423
ISBN-13: 9781950539420
Publisher: Dzanc Books
Publish Date: 03/22/2022
Dimensions: 8.40" L, 5.40" W, 0.60" H
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