Inexplicable, and Sometimes Ineffable


All of Everett’s work is, to a greater or lesser degree, satirical; much of it throbs with rage.

Percival Everett’s new short story collection, Half an Inch of Water, is out, and Justin Taylor wants you to know that it’s amazing and beautiful, both on its own and in conversation with Everett’s career of work from anti-Westerns to not being Sidney Poitier.

Kyle Williams is a student at Brooklyn College, studying creative writing and literature. You can find more from him on Tumblr at, but don't feel like you have to. More from this author →