Julia Elliott on “The Wilds” and “A Kind of Delirious Linguistic Excess”

Earlier in the year, a friend recommended that I check out the short fiction of Julia Elliott. Not long after that came news that Tin House would be releasing a pair of her books: a collection in 2014, followed by a novel in 2015. That collection, The Wilds, evades easy description–like Diane Cook and Adrian Van Young, Elliott’s equally comfortable eluding realism or embracing the grittiness in the worlds she creates. And so the stories in The Wilds brings together a host of disparate settings, and […]

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