A Strange Object

Nicholas Grider Masterfully Examines Contemporary Relationships in Misadventure

Nicholas Grider Masterfully Examines Contemporary Relationships in Misadventure

In a pristinely designed, 5x7 book of 152 pages, Nicholas Grider’s collection of stories, Misadventure, accomplishes something difficult and rare: it explores relationships, human nature, sexuality, and eccentricity with writing that is engaging and refined, yet intrepid in the best of ways. Grider engages his readers with lovely, precise prose aimed squarely at these complex topics, while intrepidly utilizing daring, avant-garde style and form.

Take for instance the first few lines of the collection’s opening piece, “Millions of Americans Are Strange:”