The acclaimed author of The Peep Diaries and Hello, I'm Special returns to fiction, and delivers a mind-altering collection of short stories that confront the hypocrisies, humiliations and hilarities of modern life. The foibles of the 21st-century ego are on full view in this romp through social conventions — imaginative, offbeat stories that confront society's intractable dilemmas and deftly capture the zeitgeist of our fractured times.
*An undergraduate gets in way over his head when a class assignment to start a terrorist organization goes viral
*A pregnant 10th-grader struggles with her fetus's insistence that she abort him before both their lives are ruined.
*A man trying to come to terms with the death of a friend becomes obsessed with a funeral home's online braodcasts.
*A mortgage broker gets lost between the Web and the real world in pursuit of a pornography-induced fantasy.
Look Down, This is Where It Must Have Happened is a biting satire of nostalgia, a send-up of the way highschool-era friendships can permanently choke off the possibility of adulthood.
"Witty and wise." —San Francisco Chronicle
"An equally gifted fiction writer and social critic." —Tikkun
"There's tons of talent here." —NOW Magazine
"Hall Niedzviecki is a remarkable writer." —Margot Livesey, author of The House on Fortune Street