Bucking Tradition: 10 Interesting Takes on Pulp

Grace Krilanovich, The Orange Eats Creeps

Grace Krilanovich’s novel of vampires, roaming punk houses, and convenience stores in the Pacific Northwest is a hallucinatory deluge, a place where the present and past are in constant flux, where the mundane and the fantastic bleed into one another. Like Brian Evenson, Krilanovich borrows certain tropes from horror fiction, but the terror that she’s after is a much more elemental one: the loss of self, the question of identity, and the demolition of what could be considered real.