The stories in Michael Andreasen‘s debut collection, The Sea Beast Takes a Lover, sneak up on you. At first, their setting seem familiar: a suburban home with an aging parent, a seafaring vessel attempting to free itself from an obstruction. And then the weirdness settles in: a ritual involving forefathers being dropped into an ocean; an amorous sea monster with a strange sense of courtship. I talked with Andreasen about the creation of his collection, his own fondness for weird […]
Weekend Bites: Michael Andreasen Fiction, Jeff VanderMeer, Doreen St. Felix Interviewed, Julián Herbert, and More
In our weekend reading: excerpts from new books by Michael Andreasen and Julián Herbert, an interview with Jeff VanderMeer, and more.