by Lauren Friedlander

Three Scenarios in Which Hana Sasaki Grows a Tail – Kelly Luce

I would happily suggest that Luce contributes as much to the contemporary renaissance of the short story in her first work as Russell, Aimee Bender, and George Saunders have with their recent masterpieces.

Mira Corpora – Jeff Jackson

I’d characterize Mira Corpora as a seduction. It heightens the pulse and warps the mind with the allure and cliffhangers of a sexy action flick.

Linda Perdido – Mac Wellman

Linda Perdido is a story about wanderers. Not wanderlusts, and certainly not “lost,” but those who wander for the sake of it.

Down the Rabbit Hole – Juan Pablo Villalobos

Like its pintsize narrator, this novel divulges an unnerving inner darkness beyond its dainty exterior.

Dublinesque – Enrique Vila-Matas

See there!, cries the reader, The author! Peeking out from his natural habitat!