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Rachel Cantor

Rachel CantorRACHEL CANTOR was born in Hartford, Connecticut, and raised in Italy. She worked for jazz festivals in France and food festivals in Australia before getting degrees in international development and fiction writing. Her short stories have appeared in The Paris Review, One Story, Kenyon Review, Fence, and numerous other publications. She has lived in seven U.S. states and worked in fifteen countries on six continents. She now lives in Brooklyn, where she is always at work on another book.
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A Highly Unlikely Scenario, or; a Neetsa Pizza Employee’s Guide to Saving the World

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A Highly Unlikely Scenario, or; a Neetsa Pizza Employee’s Guide to Saving the World by Rachel Cantor

[In our Edge of the Universe column, we review mainstream authors that incorporate elements of speculative fiction into their “literary” work. However you want to label them, we hope you’ll enjoy discussing these books with us.]

When I distill down my responses to Rachel Cantor’s debut novel, A Highly Unlikely Scenario, or; a Neetsa Pizza Employee’s Guide to Saving the World, I find that what moved me the most profoundly was the main character, Leonard’s, relationship with his nephew, Felix. Leonard’s connection to his now-dead grandfather is important, and Sally the neo-Baconian librarian (not that kind of Bacon! Roger Bacon) is a... Read More