The Official Report on Human Activity
The four stories range from the utterly surreal—a factory worker seeking recognition for his writing gives birth to a small black elephant with a mysterious message on its hide—to the utterly real—a nerdy black teen's summer away from home takes a turn when he encounters half-white twins on the run from the police. Prominently known as a Detroit poet, hunter creates illusions and magic while pulling back the curtain to reveal humanity—the good, bad, and absurd. Readers will find their minds expanded and their conversations flowing after finishing The Official Report on Human Activity.
The Official Report on Human Activity is sure to appeal to readers of literary fiction, particularly those interested in postmodernism and social justice.
About the Author
"kim hunter's foray into speculative fiction propels us into a curious and wildly imagined text that concerns a not-too-distant world full of probes, implants, holograms, and hybrid living forms. The characters in The Official Report on Human Activity enter our consciousness with astounding presence. And like the blues, which runs on the crest of a human wound, the deep song heard in a storm makes rescue possible. For all the strangeness of this book, the solace of music, and, by extension, of all art is what carries us through."—Chris Tysh, creative writing faculty at Wayne State University
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