Traitors and unflagging loyalty: everything American is at a fever pitch

An extract from the short stories in Matthew Baker’s innovative collection 'Why Visit America'

26 October 2020 - 20:04 By Matthew Baker

With the US elections just round the corner everything American seems to be full of tension and excitement. And so are the short stories in Matthew Baker’s collection Why Visit America (Bloomsbury). They are innovative, fresh tales, slightly skewed – sort of a Stranger Things meets Black Mirror vibe. Baker’s America is riven by dilemmas confronting so many of us – from old age to consumerism, drugs to internet culture – turned on its head. Here’s an extract:

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