“The Devil’s Treasure”

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We’ve written about Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading with excitement before, and this week is no exception. The latest issue features new writing from Mary Gaitskill: an excerpt from her novel-in-progress, titled “The Devil’s Treasure.” We won’t spoil any of it here, but let’s just say it feels good to read Gaitskill’s work again.

The excerpt is also accompanied by a trippy short, featuring lush animation by Luca Dipierro. After the jump:

Also, check out Sheila Heti’s brilliant 2009 Believer interview with Gaitskill, featured in its entirety online.


Rebecca Rubenstein is the interviews editor for The Rumpus and a contributing editor for STET, a writers' journal on culture and technology. When not reading books made of paper, she can be found thinking aloud on Twitter. She resides in San Francisco. More from this author →