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The Eyes: A Novella & Stories Michael Harris Cohen

The Eyes: A Novella & Stories

Michael Harris Cohen

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The Eyes is the 2012 winner of Mixer Publishings annual fiction contest, judged by author Stephen Graham Jones. A transgressive novella about a professor with a slipping mind, this original work is sharply poetic, disturbing, and often humorous.MoreThe Eyes is the 2012 winner of Mixer Publishings annual fiction contest, judged by author Stephen Graham Jones. A transgressive novella about a professor with a slipping mind, this original work is sharply poetic, disturbing, and often humorous. Fans of Georges Batailles Story of the Eye will appreciate the gorgeous language and brave plot turns. In addition to The Eyes, this collection contains three short stories that unabashedly explore the violent and chaotic nature of obsession, and love. Michael Harris Cohen is a talented literary writer, and this book offers some of the best of the noir and horror genres.“Here are people caught in the gears of the social machine and mangled by their own desire. The Eyes explores how people’s lives can change with a single hairtrigger quiver, leaving them wrecked and brooding almost without their knowing anything has happened. Dark and smart and unapologetic, this is transgressive fiction at its uncomfortable best.” — Brian EvensonMichael Cohens debut collection moves in two directions: it looks back to the impulsive ethos of the Beats and forward to a future of disillusioned punks living at the margin of society, questioning its last standing value. Hard-boiled, lean, and anarchistic, Cohens stories are peopled with characters whove seen and know too much. Even so, theres a wistfulness behind each characters warped perspective, and something tender behind each terrible scar. -- Anthony Tognazzini