Adam Levin, author of the critically acclaimed novel The Instructions, is most noted for his dark and witty short work. His short fiction has been published in places like Timothy McSweeney's Quarterly Concern and Tin House. Some reviewers have compared his writing to that of late literary great David Foster Wallace. Levin resides in Chicago, where he teaches writing at Columbia College and The School of the Art Institute.
In the stories of Hot Pink, Levin delivers ten smaller worlds, shaken snow-globes of overweight romantics, legless prodigies, quixotic dollmakers, Chicagoland thugs, dirty old men, protective fathers, balloon-laden dumptrucks, and walls that ooze gels. Told with lust and affection, karate and tenderness, slapstickery, ferocity, and heart, Hot Pink is the work of a major talent in his sharpest form.