On its own, this video gives the merest glimpse of the depth hidden with the short story “Your Fate Hurtles Down at You” by Jim Shepard, one of America’s foremost fiction writers. It’s beautifully done, but the story that it teases is an achingly poignant character study about a young man conducting pioneering snow research about Davos, Switzerland, in 1939, that is much richer and more intricately woven than the video suggests. I strongly recommend you spend five small dollars and download the story, contained in issue number one of Electric Literature. If you really want, you can google reviews and summaries of the piece, but you’ll be doing it yourself a disservice. Just buy the magazine and read a flawlessly crafted narrative.


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