Didn't I Tell You? And Other stories
These stories are horrible and fascinating, narrated by delusional, vain, heart-rending psychopaths: a self-diagnosing, yoga mom who believes daydreaming caused her son's leukemia. A numb refugee, rape survivor that plots how better to sell her memoirs to a publisher. And a millionaire card player that casually murders his perfect girl and then taxidermically preserves her corpse.
Evan A Jordan's stories collected in Didn't I Tell You? are nastily funny, absurd, hypnagogic and hallucinogenic: a depressive's craigslist ad for a roommate is answered by a bitter, self-effacing porcupine. A maniac football fan breaks up with the talking schnauzer he loves. A Bukowksian clerk in a Hollywood hostel tries to refuse a bed to a wasted Superman. A perverted suburbanite burns down his neighbor's home but feels regret only for the flatware lost in the fire, not the ghost that haunts him.