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Soft Skull Authors on The Nervous Breakdown

One Soft Skull author interviews another! Christopher Bollen, author of LIGHTNING PEOPLE, answers questions by Seth Fried, author of THE GREAT FRUSTRATION, about fiction, New York, Ohio, and Skyline Chili. Read it at The Nervous Breakdown.



“Bollen excels at creating an atmosphere of Manhattan-specific dread, and certain scenes, particularly the account of a struggling actor’s going-away party, are tragicomic masterpieces.”

Hannah Tinti, author of The Good Thief, on THE GREAT FRUSTRATION:

“Seth Fried has a wildly humorous imagination, but also sharp technical skills and beauty of language that weaves deep examinations of self and humanity into the inner folds of his crazy worlds. He’s channeling Saunders by way of Barthelme and Kafka, but also clearing a whole new territory of his own. Listen up and open this book: Seth Fried is the future of fiction.”

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