Reviews

Linea Nigra – Jazmina Barrera

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The fragments on the page show the reader what it is to try and create time in the newborn days.

Ghost Geographies – Tamas Dobozy

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His displaced, disoriented characters, who have lived through wars, upheavals, revolutions, and state failures, stand at the end of history and speak to our own turbulent times.

The Silentiary – Antonio Di Benedetto

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Is noise a condition from which, once exposed, one cannot recover?

Living Pictures – Polina Barskova

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Barskova, throughout her career, has used her historical research as the starting point for creative works, producing opportunities to breathe new, imaginative life into an archived past. 

On John Langan

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Even with his cosmic horror operating on a trans-dimensional scale, we are centered on his characters as they struggle through pain, moral dilemmas, and fraught relationships.

Yesterday – Juan Emar

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Emar reminds us that neither in books nor in life do we ever have direct access to reality, but that this can serve as a liberating restraint, an invitation to create.

Gag Reflex – Elle Nash

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The novel provides insight toward and empathy with people struggling with disordered eating and shows how online social groups and real-life communities can exacerbate or perpetuate those struggles

The Pussy Detective – DuVay Knox

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An occult, erotic mystery featuring a detective, Reverend Daddy Hoodoo, who specializes in locating the metaphysically missing genitalia of women.

Paradais – Fernanda Melchor

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In her horror writing, Melchor fuses the mythological and contemporary influences that characterize present-day Latin America.

The Love Parade – Sergio Pitol

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“The talk in The Love Parade is motivated by the classic structure of the detective plot.”

The Moon Over Edgar – Ian Felice

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This collection advocates for attention to dreams, the uncanny, the mundane, and the moon as if now is the time to devote ourselves to that possibility rather than, like Edgar, letting our life pass before us.

The Life and Death of a Minke Whale in the Amazon and Other Stories of the Brazilian Rainforest – Fábio Zuker

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An interesting consequence occurs in the titular tale, when time seems to proceed not along any linear or standardized path, but according to the Minke Whale’s appearance, disappearance, reappearance.

Linea Nigra – Jazmina Barrera

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The fragments on the page show the reader what it is to try and create time in the newborn days.

Living Pictures – Polina Barskova

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Barskova, throughout her career, has used her historical research as the starting point for creative works, producing opportunities to breathe new, imaginative life into an archived past.