Reading progress update: I've read 15%.

Hellgoing: Stories - Lynn Coady

The first story in this collection by Coady is "Wireless." I'm new to this author, and so far her funny, fresh language makes me laugh out loud and marvel. There's also a pang of recognition with "Jane" (she uses a pseudonym, which is indicative of her concern with appearance--for example, being a good drunk--and also makes one wonder who she imagines her auditor/reader to be): her obsessions, her emotional distance. The story is rooted in place, in Canada. Jane thinks often and compares herself favorably with author Jean Rhys and muses over Marconi and his wireless--muses over the obsessed and lonely. Like a poem, the story falls together intuitively, and I appreciate what's not said.


Looking forward to the rest!