You have to stand by your work at the end of the day, and honestly, if this book didn’t make me laugh, I wouldn’t have let it go to print.
Distant Fathers – Marina Jarre
Marina Jarre offers the reader a slow unraveling of the beauty of childhood . . . a time understood through sensation and stark moments of emotional clarity.
The Ancestry of Objects – Tatiana Ryckman
Ryckman brings the reader along through an exploration of the surprisingly overlapping territories of grief, sex, and religion.
Igifu – Scholastique Mukasonga
As her characters find themselves unable to articulate what has transpired, her stories verbalize the horror of genocide in ways drastically abstract, beautifully and imaginatively rendered.