Turning Political Divisions Into Surreal Fiction: An Interview With J.S. Breukelaar

Collision, the new collection of stories by J.S. Breukelaar, finds an unsettling balance between high-concept plotlines and intensely visceral encounters with the uncanny. While Breukelaar is adept at creating lived-in settings and lives for her characters, she’s also more than willing to dynamite expectations at a moment’s notice, sending her stories down through impossible memories, fragmented timelines, and bizarre afterlives. I talked with her about the collection’s genesis, how real-world events influenced some of the more fantastical stories within, and the role of music in her work.

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“Pull”: An Excerpt from J.S. Breukelaar’s “American Monster”

  Today, we’re pleased to have an excerpt from J.S. Breukelaar‘s American Monster, out now from Lazy Fascist Press.  Set in a shifting post-apocalyptic landscape,  Breukelaar’s novel falls into the same realm of hallucinatory, futuristic fiction as Philip K. Dick and J.G. Ballard. You can read one excerpt below; there’s another to be found at The Nervous Breakdown.

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