Over at The Quivering Pen, Henning Koch's novella The Bones is being serialized in 9 parts. Described as "a funny, frightening vision of an unspecified future in which America is a wasteland society whose currency is oil (and where) Mad Max would be right at home", it's worth checking out.
Koch was born in Sweden, currently lives in Berlin, and has worked as screenwriter and translator. He's been a contributor to Absinthe, including his translation of an excerpt by Birgitta Stenberg that appeared in issue 15.
(I'd also recommend picking up a copy of his story collection Love Doesn't Work, published by Dzanc Books in 2010.)
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