Artist Projects

Enter the Aardvark

Jessica Anthony

Enter the Aardvark is a collection of four American novellas. In “The Amazing Discovery of Télémaque Gauche,” a Haitian banana picker discovers what appears to be the headframe to an underground nuclear facility in the jungle north of Port-au-Prince; in “The Difficult Son of Tching Dok Chow,” a Mongolian farm boy becomes a transvestite in Ulaanbaatar through the tutelage of a mysterious officer; in “The Most,” a Czech man crosses a bridge to find himself transported to the condominium of a housewife in 1970s Delaware; and in “Enter the Aardvark,” a gubernatorial candidate has a fleeting affair with a young man who dies shortly thereafter, leaving him the charge of a gigantic taxidermic aardvark.