Alexander Weinstein’s New [But Incredibly Familiar] Dystopian World

Fiction, Literary Essays

Set in a not-so-distant future besmirched by runaway technology and the illusion of intimacy as a commodity one can purchase, Alexander Weinstein’s widely-acclaimed short story collection Children of the New World is an intense reading experience not for the feint of heart.  While the prose is both lyrical and simple, the dystopian subject matter explores the many ways that our fears about technology can – and will – come to fruition.