Songs for the Deaf is a joyful, deranged, endlessly surprising book of stories that defy easy categorization, in addition to the laws of physics (girls ”ride air,” aliens plummet from the sky, a basketball-messiah shoots hoops). Fleming’s prose is glorious music; his rhythms will get into your bloodstream, and his images will sink into your dreams.
—Karen Russell, author of Swamplandia! and Vampires in the Lemon Grove
From Songs For The Deaf
Arianna Chafetz (Cambridge, MA)
"The alien smiled at the general's words and especially at the general's thoughts, though the general could not see the smile, hidden as it was in the alien's clasped palms."
from "Xenophilia" p. 126
Grayson Tubbs (Missoula, MT)
"The known world diminished overnight, the encroaching mysteries a sudden reminder of the folly of knowing."
from "Cloud Reader" p. 11
"Half a solution is no solution," I tell her.
--from "Weighing of the Heart" p. 59
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