Quotidian Realism as Fairytale: A Review of Douglas Watson’s “The Era of Not Quite”

The Era of Not Quite: Stories by Douglas Watson BOA Editions; 148 p. Douglas Watson’s The Era of Not Quite isn’t shy about its own literary nature. The opening stories contain mentions of the likes of Haldor Laxness and Samuel Beckett, though it’s another venerated writer whose legacy seems most felt in this collection. Halfway through the book is a story titled “Special Advertising Section.” It begins: “Well, here you are, halfway through Douglas Watson’s first and last book of […]

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