SAVAGE ANESTHESIA - Short Stories (Carrion Blue 555) - now available.
"You know that homeless guy on the bus who sidles up to you and begins to mumble about aliens? SAVAGE ANESTHESIA is what you might get if he tied you up and made you listen to him long enough that he began to make sense. Obscene and surreal, these are mindscapes to get lost in."
—Brian Evenson, A Collapse of Horse
"A work of stark and strange realism about a wholly unreal place: our very own world, which has rarely been reported on with such piercing focus. An original, paranoid, intense book of stories."
—Ben Marcus, Leaving the Sea
“Leland Pitts-Gonzalez does not transport the reader to another headspace so much as he transforms the reader. After coming out of SAVAGE ANESTHESIA, looking at words, thoughts, or people in the same light is an impossibility. To say that this is addictively irreverent is an understatement.”
—John Edward Lawson, Bibliophobia
Leland earned an MFA in Writing from Columbia University. He has published fiction in Open City, Fence, Drunken Boat, and Monkey Bicycle, among other literary journals. He is also the project director of a literary event series, for which he received fiscal sponsorship from the New York Foundation for the Arts.