Friday, November 9, 2012

Home Land by Sam Lipsyte

Home Land by Sam Lipsyte
published by Picador
229 pages

Along with George Saunders, Sam Lipsyte is one of the funniest American writers around, not to mention the most honest. I've got a galley of his new story collection, "The Fun Parts", and I'm sure it won't disappoint.

"Haven't you all settled, weighed the trade-offs, shaved down your desires for what was there, what worked, what wasn't actively bent on your destruction? Resigned yourselves to the ear hair, the nipple hair, the watery farts, the fat behind the knees? The shoes in the doorway, the dishes in the sink? Isn't that what love is about? Don't the experts tell us so? Don't the people on the street concur? Don't we all settle, barter our fevers for a partner, a mutual fondler, a talking animal companion?" pg. 117 from "Home Land"