Night Soul and Other Stories
by Joseph McElroy
McElroy's prose has a compressed intensity, something like a meaphysical conceit, that may explain why his remarkable fictions have not found the larger audience they deserve. Yet [his] legacy is tangible in the work of the generation that has followed him. Richard Powers ... explores topologies of thought with the same balance we find in McElroy, while David Foster Wallace identified McElroy's Lookout Cartridge (1974) as one of the ancestors of Infinite Jest.
Stephen Burn, New York Times Book Review
Michael Silverblatt calls "Night Soul" "one of the four or five most beautiful stories ever written."
KCRW interview, Feb. 3, 2011