"Cut will stick you. It's like a movie, but much less boring. Reading it is part hot knives and part a hot knife to your throat. It's like a knife fight, except that as prose-wielding killers like Adam Cushman well know, there's no such thing as a knife fight." -- Sam Lipsyte, author of Home Land
"CUT is a wild ride of a novel. It'll have you on the seat of your pants anxiously anticipating the next crazy cut. Reading it feels dangerous, even slightly illegal. In two words--the book is a fucking blast."
-- Anthony Swofford, author of Jarhead
"Cushman stabs and slashes his way through CUT at a dizzying pace, deftly staging a series of gripping scenarios and character revelations, until all but the exposed heart of the book remains on the blood-slick chopping block--or, rather, the living room floor. He has crafted a vicious and inventively gruesome tale that doesn't let emotions off the hook." -- Kenneth Calhoun, author of Black Moon
"Adam Cushman's CUT runs dark and deep. With prose as sharp as Palahniuk's and a heartbeat as loud as Nathaniel West's, this unforgettable novel goes straight for your jugular."
--Kristopher Jansma, author of The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards
"Adam Cushman is deranged in all the right ways. While some will describe his debut novel Cut as equal doses Bret Easton Ellis, Chuck Palahniuk, and Takashi Miike, the truth is that it is one hundred percent pure, grade-A, primo Cushman. Don't try it if you don't want to be hooked!" -- Jeff Parker, author of Ovenman
About the Author
Adam Cushman holds an MFA in fiction writing from Columbia University. His short stories have appeared in The Ampersand Review, Trop, The St. Petersburg Review, El Portal and elsewhere. He teaches fiction writing at Writing Workshops Los Angeles and is the President of Red 14 Films. His novel CUT is published by Black Mountain Press.