An 'Immortal' in The Northville Review

I have a chapter from The Immortals Act Their Age up in The Northville Review today (Thank you, Erin...) called "A Face to Hide His Mask Behind." Give it a peek, and read about some other immortals off in the distance over there.... Thank you.

Also, check out Andrew Borgstrom's story "Rotations." It's really funny, reminded me a bit of Gibson's Riggs in Lethal Weapon ramming his dislocated shoulder into walls to pop it back into place. Not really, I guess. I'm big digging the name 'Wilton,' too. Well done, Andrew...

4 comments:

Ethel Rohan said...

Congratulations, Eric. I love how surprising that last line felt. I thought what? Wouldn't he have found that news disconcerting? Wouldn't he think: they didn't know "The Garvey," how could anybody mistake "The Garvey" for someone else?

And then it hit me how perfect, and layered, that last line is. Of course, he's always been "The Garvey," he's always been just him, perfecting, perfecting, perfecting, how freeing to be mistaken for someone else, how freeing the possibility of BECOMING someone else. Very nicely done.

Eric Beeny said...

Thanks, Ethel. I'm happy you liked it. I'm sure we've all known lots of 'Garveys.' I wonder about those who wish they were a 'Garvey.' It seems sadder than Garvey wanting to be someone else, but I don't think it is. Thanks again, Ethel...

ben spivey said...

Eric,
Really enjoyed the piece. Hope we'll get our hands on the entire novel one day.

Eric Beeny said...

Thanks a lot, Ben. That would be nice...