Fiction. "French philosophy forms a conceptual undercurrent for the book: the sophistic arguments of this super-sized Sartre harken back to the perverse enlightenment logic of Sade, and Zimmerman's prose sparkles when he engages Batialleian religious imagery (e.g., the 'porcine holocaust,' or Eliot Greebee's meditations on death while floating drugged and naked upon the Atlantic). Zimmerman draws a charmingly puerile Eliot, unable to wait for a moment, philosophically unable to delay gratification, physically unable to resist consuming any potable on his person, whether candy, drugs, or alcohol. Eliot is completely determined by consumer culture and dreams in 'richer colors, deep green the color of Astroturf, purple like grape Bubble-Yum, orange like Orange Crush, red like Hawaiian Punch'"--Review of Contemporary Fiction.
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About the Author
Aaron Zimmerman has been leading creative writing workshops since 1997 through Manhattan Writers, a writing workshop program he founded. His fiction and poetry have appeared in numerous literary journals, and he holds an MA in Creative Writing from City College, where he has also taught creative writing. Aaron is the founder and executive director of New York Writers Coaliton, which provides free creative writing workshops for people from groups historically deprived of voice in society. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his girlfriend and their beagle, Chester.