As the endless 24-hour news cycle increasingly feels like performance for profit rather than reporting, CLEAN TIME: THE TRUE STORY OF RONALD REAGAN MIDDLETON rings true with its deft prescience.
One of these novellas is not like the other. The asymmetry, of course, is very much the point, and the contrast is inherently political. Together, the two parts ask, What ‘we’ can hold us?
Mira y Lopez’s encyclopedic interests flirt with the ready information saturation of the current moment, but his facile movement between subjects, both cerebral and intimate, honor the careful attention of authorship over hiveminded wikis.