For dedicated fans of Richard Russo these four stories mark a break with his usual “blue-collar” territory.
“astringent observations make these stories an entertaining and compellingly provocative read.”
“[Lewinter’s] unique literary voice . . . is that of an obsessive, a philosopher, and a miniaturist.”
“there is a good deal to get excited about in pondering the future work of Chanelle Benz.”
“I am a refugee who, like many others, has never ceased being a refugee in some corner of my mind.”
Enigma Variations, the new novel by Andre Aciman, who previously presented us with that peach of a tale, Call Me By Your Name, has been packaged strangely.
Neil Connelly's sixth book, In the Wake of Our Vows, is a collection of short stories that deals primarily—in often unique and humorous ways—with relationships.
Midway through Maxine Beneba Clarke’s collection of short stories Foreign Soil, a young family man, Jackson, succumbs to “the grime an the ghosts an the gloom of Mississippi” and as a resu
Slipping is a collection of Lauren Beukes’ previously published shorter works that shows off her skill across a range of genres.
“ambitious and thought provoking.”
“Walker’s stories intersect the tipping point when big city gay life went from carefree hedonism and glitzy self–indulgence to the moment when self–satisfied habitués of the demi–monde bega
One could compare the artistic career of Clarence Major to that of musical genius Miles Davis. Major has always been miles ahead of other African American writers.
“Spanning a variety of styles and subjects, Bell’s tales are all told in a distinctly confident and haunting voice . . .”
On a routine visit to Belgium to buy 20 million pounds of wheat, a Moroccan government official finds his trousers have disappeared.
On the back cover of Ninety-Nine Stories of God, by (as her publicity packet references) “Pulitzer and National Book Award finalist” Joy Williams, author Chuck Palahniuk (who wrote Fig
“sure to entertain and dazzle all who take in its exceptionally crafted words.”
Good news and bad news. Such is life.
“a solid short story collection . . .”
William Gass is known and admired as a writer’s writer for his handsome, challenging, and experimental prose and as a misanthrope for his tendency to focus on his characters’ moral shortcomings.
“Angel is remorse, and it is redemption. It is (highest compliment) craft.”
Imagine George Orwell got it wrong. Big Brother isn’t a Stasi- or North Korean–style government watching the unremarkable comings-and-goings of the people.
Somewhat unnoticed in the cloud of dust this summer about Harper Lee’s long-delayed Go Set a Watchman, Maria Bloshteyn’s brilliant translations of the earliest Chekhov stories, some of the
“fabulous niche reading for those seeking dark and darkly intelligent fare.”
“. . . so jarringly poetic and heroic in their raw power you’ll want to read them more than once.”
“Elegantly written, with poise and control, each of the stories presented in this collection beg to be pondered with great care.
“Karate Chop displays an admirable willingness to take on difficult stories, and Dorthe Nors tells these difficult stories very well.”