by Kelly Krumrie

Kelly Krumrie & Mark Mayer, Part II


Part of why I like writing younger narrators is because they’re closer to what I think we all still feel but hide from ourselves, which is the essential bewilderment of life itself.

The Regal Lemon Tree – Juan José Saer


I think of the late Argentine author Juan José Saer as a writer of light and shadow, but The Regal Lemon Tree is a book of sound.

The Maze of Transparencies – Karen An-hwei Lee


How can there be a “formula” for happiness? What is happiness’s “data”?

The Hanky of Pippin’s Daughter – Rosmarie Waldrop


Like the title’s hanky fluttering out of a castle window and settling in some mud, this novel’s narrator flickers about time, space, memory, fact, and conjecture.

Love in the New Millennium – Can Xue


Without narrative restraint (like both love and time?).

Glory Hole – Stephen Beachy


The progress to be made, then, is to be sentenced to the book, go through the door, dive into the black hole.