I Can See You Being Invisible


188 pages
ISBN 0-919688-83-7
DDC C813'.54






Reviewed by David E. Kemp

David E. Kemp, a former professor of drama at Queen’s University, is
the author of The Pleasures and Treasures of the United Kingdom.


Andy Brown is the co-editor of You and Your Bright Ideas—New Montreal
Writing and Running with Scissors, as well as the founder of the
avant-garde publisher Conundrum Press. The stories in his latest
collection of short stories are unquestionably outside the mainstream.
In fiction that might be described as cutting-edge urban, we are invited
to enter parallel worlds, to ponder the inexplicable and forsake
reality. The linked and decidedly offbeat stories range from “How to
Build a Wall in 12 Easy Steps,” which is presented as a photo essay,
to ”Writers Get Real Jobs,” in which William Faulkner drives a cab
and Mikhail Bakhtin becomes a clown. There’s no doubting Brown’s
expertise as a writer as he moves from hilarity to foreboding, often
within a single page, and enfolds us in his world of the unfamiliar.


Brown, Andy., “I Can See You Being Invisible,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed July 24, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/31159.