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Stephen-Paul Martin:

Asylum Arts
PO Box 6203
Santa Maria, CA, 93456

92 pp., $8.95

Fiction is often a series of distorting mirrors in which we see exaggerated versions of ourselves, and thereby see ourselves in a fresh way. Stephen-Paul Martin creates fictional mirrors which reveal self and society. His narrative is minimal; his prose crackles; progression from one scene to the next is nonlogical; and old bourgeois bugaboos like consistent characters are courageously dispensed with. And the funhouse mirrors of his fiction show amusing, gruesome pictures which seem to be our own faces.--Thomas Willoch

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This review originally appeared in TapRoot Reviews #3,
Copyright Burning Press 1993, 1995.

Contact the editor, luigi-bob drake, at Burning Press