Leland Pitts-Gonzalez Quotes
“Listen, I traipse no I run no I sprint--a fat, impotent ghoul sprung straight from the cellar of my childhood home--past the pregnant girl with five skeletal children and the nun and the synagogue with its windows stoned through and I'm headed directly for my daughter, Sylvia, at her school where she's stationed with classmates of wannabe punks and black boys with their heads shaved and every one of them, apes, gushing out their hormones as I sprint to the edge of the Earth where Sylvia studies the canon of our national literature that I'm desperately trying to forget.”
- Date of birth: October 19
- Description: SAVAGE ANESTHESIA - Short Stories (Carrion Blue 555), August 2017.
"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 Horses
"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