Prairie Fire reviews Ian Williams Not Anyone’s Anything

April.17.2013.

The Prairie Fire Review of Books reviews Not Anyone’s Anything by Ian Williams

“Williams’s method is experimental, both in the ways these complex stories interconnect and in the manner in which the elements of narrative and their props are concretely represented on the page. For instance, in the title story, Korean/English flash cards are physically represented with their translations as two-dimensional boxes, and in the story “Prelude,” musical notations underscore the narration. In “Break-in,” a horizontal line across the page separates the dual narratives without subordinating the subplot to the plot, and in “Join” the two parallel stories are divided by a sometimes broken vertical line down the centre of the page.” Read the review.

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