Cosmo by Spencer Gordon

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Perhaps the most defining moment is Cosmo comes in the very last story, “Lonely Planet,” wherein an aging porn star dons a dinosaur costume in a desperate bid to remain in the limelight.
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Winner of the 2013 CBC Overlookie Bookie Award for Most Underrated Canadian Book


"These stories read like collaborations between Stephen King and TMZ with Borges and Nabokov on the edits. Each short story sounds with the thunder of a novel. Enthralling, dark, gut-busting stuff!"—Jeff Parker



Actor Matthew McConaughey descends into a surreal desert of the soul, an admirer of Miley Cyrus performs a three thousand-word sentence in defense of his passion, an aging porn star dons a dinosaur costume to film the sex scene of a lifetime, and Leonard Cohen shills for Subway: these mercurial and wildly varied stories explode the conventions of short fiction.

Spencer Gordon is the co-editor of the online journal The Puritan and the micro-press Ferno House. Cosmo is his first book.


 

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Spencer Gordon: Spencer Gordon holds an MA from the University of Toronto. He is the co-editor of the online literary journal The Puritan and the the micro-press Ferno House. He blogs at dangerousliterature.blogspot.com and teaches writing at Humber College.
 
Published March 22, 2013 by Coach House Books. 217 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Above average
Reviewed by Natalie Zina Walschots on Dec 14 2012

Perhaps the most defining moment is Cosmo comes in the very last story, “Lonely Planet,” wherein an aging porn star dons a dinosaur costume in a desperate bid to remain in the limelight.

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Good
Reviewed by Natalie Zina Walschots on Dec 14 2012

It succeeds not only as a well-wrought and keenly written collection of narratives, but also as a work of analysis.

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