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