by Cherilyn Elston

Cockfight – María Fernanda Ampuero


The majority of the stories in Cockfight end on an uneasy note that suggests the continuity of violence and the messy reality of living with its legacy.

Brother in Ice – Alicia Kopf


The aims of the heroic age of Antarctic exploration are exposed by the writer as quests into nothingness.

Sexographies – Gabriela Wiener


The collection conveys a profound honesty about female sexuality that goes beyond a simple defense of sexual freedom to expose the complexities of desire, the body, and psychology.