Cynthia Reeser reviews Christian Peet’s Big American Trip in the new issue of Prick of the Spindle.
Written as a collection of postcards in a non-native voice, the slim volume packs a mighty punch, especially in its exploration of the constrictions and deceptions of, not only the expansive American dream, but also of the English language as an embodiment of something that often serves to identify borders and boundaries. . . . It is, in its broken English, as native as the rest of us caught in the tide and flux of the melting pot.