In the tour de force called America, one of the tired, the poor, the huddled masses struggles upward to the penthouse of God, discovering too late he’s taken the elevator marked down. Resurrected from the rubble of dreams as a messiah and accidental revolutionary, his cry for freedom echoes like a broken record as they lower him into the ground. Like a hopelessly lost coal miner, he digs on, deflating the gloom with slapstick, pensive as a clown, gathering strength for the next round.
With Unbabbling, REYoung bursts onto the American literary scene. Bristling with anger and rantings, taking place in cities that seem utterly familiar and completely strange, and cutting across times and countries with the speed of light, Unbabbling is a time machine that stretches back to the Tower of Babel (and before) and moves forward into a distant, twilight future, and along the way descends into Hell.