Youth and The Eisenberg Uncertainty Principle

“Though thoroughly disorienting, ‘Acrobat’ applies The Eisenberg Uncertainty Principle to avoid pure randomness, with the narrator moving forward in time while trying to recapture a missed point. With a billion swirling atoms of possibility and just that one fixed coordinate, a story takes shape as van den Berg brings the unexpected into brilliant focus.”

At The Millions you can locate the rest of my essay, “Youth and The Eisenberg Uncertainty Principle,” covering Laura van den Berg’s latest collection of short fiction, the works of Deborah Eisenberg, and certain key principles that I may or may not have made up out of thin air.