Gilbert Sorrentino is the author of more than thirty books, including two novels that were finalists for the PEN/Faulkner award: Little Casino and Aberration of Starlight. A critical figure in postmodern American literature, he is profesor Emeritus, Stanford University and lives in Brooklyn.
Mundane things, pitiful in their mundane assertiveness, their sad isolation. Kraft French dressing, glowing weirdly orange through its glass bottle, a green glass bowl of green salad, a bottle of Worcestershire sauce, its paper wrapper still on.
The boy was in the backyard, playing aimlessly in the thin snow that covered the packed soil in which nothing had ever been planted. She looked out of one of the panes in the back door window at him, waiting.