Universal Love: Stories

Universal Love: Stories


by Alexander Weinstein
27 FEBRUARY 2020

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Pub Date: 27 February, 2020
Extent: 228pp
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781922268549

A wonderfully warm and inventive collection from the award-winning and Pushcart Prize-nominated author of Children of the New World.

A boy and his father find music in a drowned city. A lonely twenty-something gets addicted to comfort porn. A man is given a choice to have his trauma surgically removed. A mourning daughter brings her dead mother back to life as a hologram—but the source material isn’t quite right.

In these resonant, fantastic stories about the human thirst for connection amid rapid technological advancement, Alexander Weinstein conjures worlds like our own, but rife with the possibilities that our present timeline hasn’t led us to—yet.


‘Weinstein is a master of his craft.’ Millions

‘These stories are equally unnerving and tender, and a reminder that what we ultimately long for is human connection.’ LitHub

‘In the vein of George Saunders, Rick Bass and Alex Shakar, Weinstein writes with stirring particularity, unfailing sensitivity, and supercharged imagination, creating nuanced stories harbouring a molten core of astutely satirical inquiries.’ Booklist (starred review)

‘A darkly mesmerizing, fearless, and exquisitely written work. Stunning, harrowing, and brilliantly imagined.’ Emily St. John Mandel, author of Station Eleven on Children of the New World