Steve Erickson: Our Ecstatic Days

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We explore the hallucinatory intensity of Our Ecstatic Days (Simon & Schuster), Steve Erickson's visionary novel born out of the anxiety provoked by the imagined loss of a child. With time loops and mind-boggling leaps in character continuity, how does Erickson build a novel--is it intuition or design?

Read an excerpt from Our Ecstatic Days.