In a steadfastly selfish and dishonestly original voice, the narrator’s sole project is to get closer to herself by inching nearer to the people who matter most to her, but to whom she means nothing. In Flirt: The Interviews, Lorna Jackson has unleashed something new onto the world of literature, a series of short linked fictions exploring love and fame and longing, and the language we use to express them. The book might be a long comic essay on adolescent grief, or an essay on creativity, but mostly it’s a collection of short fictions meant to mock real interviews and to question the sort of information we find in them.
“Jackson’s capable writing is informed by a gritty, shoot-from-the-hip sensibility…”—Quill & Quire
“Each interview stands alone as a most innovative kind of short story, relying on language alone for effect.”—Pickle Me This