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Do Not Be a Gentleman When You Say Goodnight

By Mitch Sisskind.

“This collection renders me helpless with laughter and admiration. Man, is he oblique or what?” —Michael Silverblatt

Admired by Donald Barthelme and Lydia Davis, Mitch Sisskind is a professional satirist whose stories and poems can finally be read in one new volume. Do Not Be a Gentleman When You Say Goodnight, a selection from the last five decades, includes an introduction from poet Amy Gerstler, who calls Sisskind “a postmodern master of the anti-epiphany,” and an afterword by David Lehman. Bestowed with outlandish names, Sisskind’s characters make up a cast of failures for whom grace is absent. The hilarity and sadness of many of their surprising situations have the ability to startle readers until, as in his imagined filmography of Tokyo Liscomb, “all hell breaks loose.” The divine is often called upon and sometimes shows up but never in expected ways, since Sisskind, gifted with originality, unsettles all we thought we knew about this world and the next.
Mitch Sisskind grew up in Chicago, attended Columbia University and now lives in Los Angeles. Two books of his short fiction have been published: Visitations (1984) and Dog Man Stories (1993). His poems were included in The Best American Poetry anthologies for 2009 and 2013.


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