Read a nonfiction piece "Bullet Train: Testimony and Confession" about witnessing a tragedy in a New York City subway station.
Savage Anesthesia: Stories (Carrion Blue 555)
"You know that homeless guy on the bus who sidles up to you and begins to mumble about aliens? Savage Anesthesia is what you might get if he tied you up and made you listen to him long enough that he began to make sense. Obscene and surreal, these are mindscapes to get lost in."
—Brian Evenson, A Collapse of Horses
"A work of stark and strange realism about a wholly unreal place: our very own world, which has rarely been reported on with such piercing focus. An original, paranoid, intense book of stories."
“Leland Pitts-Gonzalez does not transport the reader to another headspace so much as he transforms the reader. After coming out of Savage Anesthesia, looking at words, thoughts, or people in the same light is an impossibility. To say that this is addictively irreverent is an understatement.”
Leland earned an MFA in Writing from Columbia University. His first book, The Blood Poetry (Raw Dog Screaming Press) was published in 2012. He has published fiction in Open City, Fence, KGB Bar Lit Magazine, Drunken Boat, and Monkey Bicycle, among other literary journals. Savage Anesthesia (Carrion Blue 555) is now available.