A person gets kidnapped by the wind, a woman and her dead husband search for a burial plot, two golfers discover a man living in an underground world beneath the green. Though the premises of Smith's stories are strange, the world he depicts looks a lot like bourgeois American life circa 2022: banal yet vaguely menacing. If that doesn't interest you, the stories are extremely short, funny, and a lot of them are about pizza. And dogs. And death. I don't remember if there's one with all three.— Eli
EVERYTHING IS TOTALLY FINE is a collection of surreal and inventive stories ranging from six sentences to eight pages. Even though its main themes seem to be despair, depression, boredom, confusion, and fear, readers may find themselves smiling, laughing, excited, startled, moved, and inspired while reading it.
Animals in this book include ants, mice, birds, dogs, octopuses, sharks, whales. Settings include kitchens, bathrooms, camping grounds, gas stations, graveyards, rocket ships, golf courses. Activities include driving, converting files, setting things on fire, eating pizza, showering, planking, and visiting the White House.
Fiction. Short Stories.