By Marc Parent
What could you write if not anyone knew who you were?
In the spirit of the demolition derby, the place drivers take heedless hazards with reckless abandon, welcome to the 1st convocation of the key Society of Demolition Writers. here's a unique assortment by means of well-known authors writing anonymously–and dangerously. With the standard matters approximately reputations and renown solid apart, those twelve daredevils have each one contributed an severe, no-holds-barred unsigned tale, each one shining as brightly and urgently as chance lights.
Unconventional and unapologetic, this publishing similar of a whodunit good points an eclectic workforce of fictional characters, together with a delusional schizophrenic narrator, an egg donor with moment ideas approximately her choice, a pharmacist who kinds a unusual weigh down on a lady who beat either one of her mom and dad to dying, and a bit lady who is aware that an outdated secure is the edge to a different, ghostly, global. both different and amazing are the authors themselves: Aimee Bender, Benjamin Cheever, Michael Connelly, Sebastian Junger, Elizabeth McCracken, Rosie O’Donnell, Chris Offutt, Anna Quindlen, John Burnham Schwartz, Alice Sebold, Lauren Slater, and Marc Parent, the editor of the gathering. by no means ahead of has this sort of wide-ranging and proficient team of authors been assembled to such explosive and wonderful effect.
The mystery Society of Demolition Writers is an exciting puzzle in itself, yet it’s additionally a major addition to the careers of a few of our most interesting storytellers–even if we by no means quite comprehend who wrote what. Its boundary-smashing fiction bargains exhilarating evidence that for an artist, withholding your id can suggest gaining your freedom.
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