“Gilbert’s dead-on mimicry of conversational rhythms makes even the most ludicrous exchanges sound plausible, and he applies physical details sparingly and potently…wickedly funny.” —Adam Goodheart, The New York Times Book Review
The masterfully crafted stories that comprise Remote Feed mark the auspicious debut of a daring and remarkably perceptive writer. From war-torn Bosnia to a college sorority house to kill-or-be-killed Hollywood, David Gilbert uses bold prose and dark wit to paint a devastating picture of “normal” life on the brink of desperation and paranoia. His insights into the minor tragedies, disappointments, and desires that shape us reflect a deep understanding of human nature and a genuine compassion for his characters.
Filled with startling twists, piercing irony, and layers of meaning, the world Gilbert creates in Remote Feed is a complex one—often hilarious, sometimes frightening, but always fascinating.
“The short stories in David Gilbert’s Remote Feed speak volumes about the ways modern men seek adventure and comfort.” —Sara Nelson, Glamour
“These stories are funny and thoroughly entertaining…Keep an eye on this guy David Gilbert.” —Mike Musgrove, The Washington Post