V.23 No.8 | 2/20/2014
Double Negative, Ivan Vladislavic’s fourth novel, accounts for chunks of time in the life of Neville Lister, an anti-war, anti-apartheid, consummate college dropout living with his parents in '80s Johannesburg.
V.23 No.5 | 1/30/2014
The Malvinas Strike Back
Just pages into Argentinian author Carlos Gamerro’s sprawling, genre-bending novel The Islands, we meet one of the most chilling and repulsive characters in contemporary literature.
V.22 No.45 | 11/7/2013
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V.22 No.44 | 10/31/2013
The Other Lodgers
A tale of supernatural terror“In order to take that train,” said Colonel Levering, sitting in the Waldorf-Astoria hotel, “you will have to remain nearly all night in Atlanta. That is a fine city, but I advise you not to put up at the Breathitt House, one of the principal hotels. ...”
V.22 No.42 | 10/17/2013
Historically StatingFrom cowboys to casinos to Commies, three enchanting books grapple with history on the large and small scale.
Shepherd of Sin
In a short, complex narrative that relies on the second person, Father Meme tells the story of three Native youths who suffered and survived abuse at the hands of a priest.
V.22 No.41 | 10/10/2013
Overexposed Polyamorous Photographer
At first, the ménage à trois is a mutually satisfying arrangement. But ...
V.22 No.40 | 10/3/2013
Memory is a Fickle Companion
The memories of narrator Liz Crane, a 40-year-old entomologist, form the basis of a richly woven story of several generations.
V.22 No.39 | 9/26/2013
It All Starts and Ends and Starts Again
The Lowland, Jhumpha Lahiri’s first novel in ten years, continually plays with the question of origin.
V.22 No.35 | 8/29/2013
Drifting Toward the Surface
Jacqueline walks the beautiful beaches of the Aegean Sea every day, watching tourists sunbathe, but she also battles constant hunger and a horrific past.
A Marker to Measure Drift
V.22 No.33 | 8/15/2013
Jack Handey is Real
And he is funnier than you
To all would-be comedians: Jack Handey of “Deep Thoughts” fame did it 30 years ago, he did it smarter than you, and he continues to be funnier than you.
The Stench of Honolulu: A Tropical Adventure
Meet Your Neighbors
A novella like Albuquerque itself: ringing with beautiful language and finding humor in dark places.
The Block Captain's Daughter
V.22 No.27 | 7/4/2013
Book a Trip with Trains and Lovers
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