Books by Brian Evenson

Brian Evenson is the author of Altmann's Tongue (Knopf, 1994), and is a professor of literature and critical theory at Oklahoma State University, on leave from Brigham Young University, where he was asked to discontinue publishing fiction or risk his stat

WINDEYE by Brian Evenson
Released: June 12, 2012

"A unique collection, proving that Evenson is as deft at moving between genres as a ghost passing through a wall."
Twenty-five slices of the grotesque, the macabre and beyond from a gifted literary novelist with an eye for all things horrible. Read full book review >
IMMOBILITY by Brian Evenson
Released: April 10, 2012

"Satisfying if not particularly surprising or original."
Realization of what appeared, briefly and fictionally, as a "hypothetical" novel in one of Evenson's (Last Days, 2009, etc.) previous works. Read full book review >
THE OPEN CURTAIN by Brian Evenson
Released: Oct. 15, 2006

"A very serious, very cold look at the issue of violence in Mormon history and its pernicious effect on a modern life."
Undercurrents of Mormon belief carry a teenage boy toward madness and murder in a novel bound to distress believers. Read full book review >
FATHER OF LIES by Brian Evenson
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"An investigation of the perverse that, however impassioned in aim or zealous in its own message, remains distractingly cartoon-like and thin."
Storywriter Evenson (Altmann's Tongue, 1994) makes his novel debut with a timely, readable, but debilitatingly stiff exploration of hypocrisy and religious zeal. Read full book review >
ALTMANN'S TONGUE by Brian Evenson
Released: Sept. 8, 1994

"Good and bad bits from someone who has trouble recognizing when enough is enough."
Generally speaking, the shorter stories are clever and the longer ones less so—with the exception of a polished novella—in this grisly debut collection by a Gordon Lish acolyte. Read full book review >