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Advance Praise for Sibs:
Nathan Leslie writes with controlled energy and lyricism that reminds us of our most lucid dreams. At the same time he writes with piercing insight about the modus operandi of contemporary society. He is one of the most satisfying and exciting writers of his generation.
—Richard Burgin, author of Shadow Traffic and 5-time Pushcart Prize winner
Nathan Leslie is a modern-day Odysseus sailing the stormy sibling seas to deliver twenty-one stories that read like The Odyssey on Oxycontin. Leslie riffs familial combinations and permutations, dysfunctional or not, involving: pilgrimages, communes, infanticide, whorehouses, nightmares, revenge, murder, greed, jealousy, depression, escape, delusions, and satellites falling into backyards. One adult brother and sister still sleep in the same bed, though unconsummated. Best of all, Leslie (like Odysseus before him) is a remarkably sly trickster of a storyteller.
—Richard Peabody, ed. Gargoyle Magazine
Sibs is a fascinating exploration of an often undermined relationship in literature, that of brothers and sisters in our American landscape. Leslie finds a way into each community, from respectable suburbs to drug-infused communes, but more importantly, he finds a way into each mind and heart. There are no easy answers to the characters’ quandaries here, but it won’t matter. You’ll be drawn along each one’s journey to find her or his place in life, that bit of hope as symbolized in the writer’s lasting images of dishwashing gloves, charm bracelets, shady houses, and message machine clicks, and in those all-important gestures of connection and protection made with arms and hands and eyes. A haunting collection.
—Tara L. Masih, author of Where the Dog Star Never Glows: Stories
Nathan Leslie Reads from "Burlap":