An English professor and grammarian by trade, Lutz slaps both day jobs in the face with short stories teeming with inventive usage, intricate sentences and story structure that redefines elliptical. Referenced and respected by contemporary household names but never staying in print for long, Lutz is deserving of a much larger readership.
Even as a chapbook, it was one of Time Out New York's Ten Best Books of 2007, and now Future Tense Books publishes an expanded paperback edition of Partial List of People to Bleach, with six previously uncollected pieces, including the provocative and now-classic essay "The Sentence Is a Lonely Place," and a foreword by Gordon Lish. "Partial List of People to Bleach is at once cruelly honest, precisely painful, and beautifully rendered." -Brian Evenson "Gary Lutz is a master-living proof that, even in our cliche-ridden, denial-drenched, hype-driven age, true originality is still an American possibility." -George Saunders.