by Josh Vigil

Cleanness – Garth Greenwell

CLEANNESS, at its core, is an examination of the sticky and inextricable pairing of masculinity and violence.

I Used to Be Charming – Eve Babitz

Babitz has not lost her caustic, self-deprecating, and observational humor. But does it still work? Or, rather, is it what we need?

Sleeveless – Natasha Stagg

A nod to communism doesn’t make fashion political, it makes it nothing more than collage.

Exquisite Mariposa – Fiona Alison Duncan

Its first bites taste like mainstream contemporary fiction; they go down easy, like candy, or like a Sally Rooney novel. But as you continue to chew — because this novel is chewy — you encounter something quite different.