The Imago Stage – Karoline Georges
Georges suggests that reality can be lived, forming a lasting image instead of the preserved, yet temporary image of the virtual.
Drama Queens – Vickie Gendreau
Drama Queens extends Vickie’s life, a version of it, and Aimee Wall’s translation is part of that continuation.
Gerard’s prose is too beautiful, too aware of the potential of poetic pacing, for wallowing.
The Physics of Sorrow – Georgi Gospodinov
It is a sincere vision, a sincere request for forgiveness, and yet still something laughable. He means to honor the shit, not demean the religions.
Aidt perceives with great clarity the intricacies of relationships, not just romantic or sexual, though they are prominent, and she does it with an apparent cool distance.
The Last Days of My Mother – Sölvi Björn Sigurðsson
Drinking novels are familiar, death of a family member novels are familiar, dark comedies, familiar, but Last Days brings something new: a mother and son with absolutely zero boundaries.
Zündel’s Exit bursts, then fades, refusing to become complete, to reach firm grounding.