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The Eulogy

The only time his sister called it was because their brother was in jail or their father wasn’t doing well. It was 7 a.m. so it was more likely the latter. The old man was in hospice, slowly starving to death. “Have you even seen someone die?” she asked him. On the way back home […]

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The Massachusetts Yankee in Bad Decline: a Review of “Selfie, Suicide: Cairey Turnbull’s Blue Skidoo”

Selfie, Suicide opens rather oddly, on our protagonist Cairey Turnbull digesting an eggs benedict and bottomless mimosas.  Immediately the language is notably ornate and on first glance comes off as pretentious, but it serves two important purposes.  First, it sets a tableau, in a sense similar to an opening sequence in an artistic movie. Notable […]

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