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Kurt B. Pitzer

Maxim Loskutoff takes provovative chances in his fiction collection pitting humanity against nature in a dystopian narrative.; Credit: Vanessa Compton

Come West and See Imagines a Dystopian and Darkly Weird Future

A man becomes sexually attracted to a grizzly bear in the first story of Maxim Loskutoff’s debut fiction collection, Come West and See. It doesn’t end well for man or bear. But it nicely sets the stage for what’s to come: a parade of sad and luckless characters whose failure to bond with their fellow humans drives them to remote quarters, lonely obsessions and violence....