TS Mag: Occult

Joyelle McSweeney: Nylund, the Sarcographer

Acclaimed poet Joyelle McSweeney’s first novel, Nylund the Sarcographer (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2007) is a something like a baroque noir: “Campy-cum-lyrical post-Ashberyan prose…. Language dissolves into stream-of-consanguinity post-surrealism and then resolves into a plot again…. Recommended” (STEPHEN BURT); “Nylund is like interesting on steroids…. If you are looking for a typical, straight forward, good old fashioned yarn, you’d do best to look elsewhere; but if you want to experience something fresh, daring, creepy, and significant, this is the one for you” (BOOKSLUT); “a masterful redefinition of what constitutes prose…. A character who is the very embodiment of writing” (NEWPAGES); “Welcome to fiction’s new femme fatale, Joyelle McSweeney” (KATE BERNHEIMER)

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