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Garielle Lutz

  • Release Date: April 02, 2021
  • ISBN 978-0-9964949-2-2
  • 215 pages
  • 4" x 6"

Worsted is a collection of fourteen new stories (214 pages)  by the author of The Complete Gary Lutz. Some excerpts appeared in Chicago Review, Lake Effect, and South Carolina Review, as well as online at Hobart, Post Road, and Southwest Review.

"Worsted sees the undeniable unicorn of the American sentence sprout pearlescent, fractally chiseled wings and take flight like Pegasus over the letters landscape."  --Big Bruiser Dope Boy



“Lutz is a master of the art of American English. His stories are disruptive, heartbreaking, peculiar, sharp, and staggeringly beautiful. They are crystalline and dangerous, diamonds that can gouge your eyes out. . . . Each story . . . is a song that ruins me in its oblique precision and resolve. He is a national treasure.”  --Ottessa Moshfegh


“Lutz’s madcap genius burnishes unpleasant material into lasting gems.”  --Publishers Weekly (starred review)


“Lutz sounds like nobody else. He is one of the most precise and daring writers I can think of. There are no half-measures in his stance.” --Amy Hempel


“Lutz is known for his sentences, and for good reason. . . . Lutz is the best contemporary American writer and theorist of loneliness.”  --New York Review of Books


“Verve, style, and incomparably deranged joy. . . sly, subversive stories.” --New York Times Book Review

Garielle Lutz

Garielle Lutz is the author of The Complete Gary Lutz, among other books.