"Forget all the teachers who told you that a story comes to rest with a pleasing finality. In Wintner's world, characters drift aimlessly through their lives while readers long in vain for something beyond ribald humor that might produce a satisfying pause."
The superficial concerns of Wintner's characters, evident in earlier fiction (Homunculus
, p. 419, etc.), are here given ten variations in a collection of vaguely interesting people thinking moderately deep thoughts about unstartling things.
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