Savage Anesthesia

Author name: 
Leland Pitts-Gonzalez
School of the Arts
Class Year: 
Short Stories

"You know that homeless guy on the bus who sidles up to you and begins to mumble about aliens? Savage Anesthesia is what you might get if he tied you up and made you listen to him long enough that he began to make sense. Obscene and surreal, these are mindscapes to get lost in." —Brian Evenson, A Collapse of Horses

A collection of stories wherein the absurd is made tangible in a world we can't help but recognize as our own. From the author of The Blood Poetry come tales of sex, romance, heartbreak, and finding one's place in the world.

"A work of stark and strange realism about a wholly unreal place: our very own world, which has rarely been reported on with such piercing focus. An original, paranoid, intense book of stories." —Ben Marcus, Leaving the Sea

"Leland Pitts-Gonzalez does not transport the reader to another headspace so much as he transforms the reader. After coming out of Savage Anesthesia, looking at words, thoughts, or people in the same light is an impossibility. To say that this is addictively irreverent is an under-statement." —John Edward Lawson, Bibliophobia