Miami Herald // Song for Night by Chris Abani
Abani writes like a man possessed by demons, but his fiction doesn’t attempt to exorcize them so much as welcome and understand and times actively love them. His characters frequently experience moments of ecstatic release, and in Song for Night we get thoroughly caught up in a few of our own. This novella doesn’t simply blur the lines between the real and the unreal — or the real and the hyperreal — but instead makes us question if those distinctions ever truly existed.
The review is here.