Thursday, August 28, 2014

"Forgetfulness" by Norman Lock

"Lock's work mines the stuff of dreams..." says The Rumpus. And indeed it does. But what made me pay attention to this story was the dream within the dream.

Dreams in fiction are complicated or at least they should be. Both telling and obscure, just like in really life. Both important and irrelevant. Murky and absolute.

Norman Lock manages the dream and the dream within the dream with precision and finesse in his story, "Forgetfulness," published in The Common last June, and highlighted again as an August 2014 pick.

Norman Lock
FYI: If you like this, you might want to pick up Lock's new novel, The Boy in His Winter. (Bellevue Literary Press, May 2014)

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