Narcissism. Sexism. Consumerism and technological fetishism. The cult of media and the rot of war. In his third collection of stories, Jared Yates Sexton turns his eye to the ravages of the American Disease with twenty-five of his wildest and most experimental pieces. Told in raving mad prose fit for these savage times, Sexton skewers every sacred cow in an attempt to diagnose the sickness of Now.
Praise for I Am the Oil of the Engine of the World:
"Jared Yates Sexton's latest collection is a book of revelations. Terrifying and tender, hilarious and insane: I Am the Oil of the Engine of the World is a must-read-before-the-world-ends. Read it as the world ends. Read it again after it ends. I will."
—Ryan Ridge, author of American Homes
I Am the Oil of the Engine of the World
by Jared Yates Sexton
publication date: February 29, 2016
Jared Yates Sexton is a writer and political analyst whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The New Republic, Politico, The Daily Beast, Salon, The Globe and Mail, and is the author of three collections of short fiction, a novel, his account of the 2016 Presidential Election The People Are Going To Rise Like The Waters Upon Your Shore: A Story of American Rage, and The Man They Wanted Me To Be: Toxic Masculinity and A Crisis of Our Own Making, available from Counterpoint Press. Currently he serves as an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Georgia Southern University.