The Faster Redder Road: The Best UnAmerican Stories of Stephen Graham Jones
Author: Stephen Graham Jones
Editor: Theodore C. Van Alst Jr.
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press (2015)
This collection showcases the best writings of Stephen Graham Jones, whose career is developing rapidly from the noir underground to the mainstream. The Faster Redder Road features excerpts from Jones’s novels—including The Last Final Girl, The Fast Red Road: A Plainsong, Not for Nothing, and The Gospel of Z—and short stories, some never before published in book form. Examining Jones’s contributions to American literature as well as noir, Theodore C. Van Alst Jr.’s introduction puts Jones on the literary map.
“Stephen Graham Jones does for the literary world what Andy Warhol did for the visual arts: turns the common into the extraordinary, makes the low high, and absolves the sins of our literary pleasures. Like a madman in a factory, Jones produces one terrifying masterpiece after another—he is a superstar, and his brilliance will burn way longer than anyone’s fifteen minutes of fame.”
“Stephen Graham Jones is our contemporary Jorge Luis Borges.”