Reviews

Little Eyes – Samanta Schweblin

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In the cyborg fable, it’s not just the perpetrator who suffers at the end.

The City of Good Death – Priyanka Champaneri

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The modern novel feeds almost entirely on free will — a compelling demonstration of the full and rebellious exercise of which, if we are to agree with (among others) Camus, is what separates the literary novel from myth, legend, parable, and genre writing.

Exposition / The White Dress – Nathalie Léger

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Nathalie Leger’s triptych is a balletic interpretation over the line between fiction and criticism.

Fantasy – Kim-Anh Schreiber

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FANTASY reminds the reader that as we look at the often broken and crooked stories of ourselves, we can’t forget that history keeps circumscribing us, even as its content eludes us.

We Are All Things – Elliot Colla and Ganzeer

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The entire effect is TENDER BUTTONS but with interiority, animation of the inanimate that manages to be expansive where it could have been precious, engaging where it could have been stultifying.

Rue – Kathryn Nuernberger

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Its project is something larger, perhaps more tenuous: to connect contemporary progressivism’s lessons to ordinary public settings, where these lessons most often reverberate.

Natural History – Carlos Fonseca

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Taking the allegory of camouflage to its limits, Natural History forces us to think about the unstable role of truth and art in a world where the mediated copy becomes more important than the original.

Thresholes – Lara Mimosa Montes

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It’s essential to respect something about the very fabric of this book-that is, to embrace the holes.

The Disaster Tourist – Yun Ko-Eun

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Class is something we act out, and, in THE DISASTER TOURIST, Yun satirizes those who write the script.

Skyland – Andrew Durbin

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Skyland is most preoccupied with this very relationship, the one between fiction and reality, or autobiography, and how this relationship is fraught, one streaked by slippage.

My Autobiography of Carson McCullers – Jenn Shapland

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MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY cracks the normative bounds of literary scholarship and shows us what kind of knowledge production is possible when the researcher drops the veneer of “scholarly objectivity” and makes herself fully present in the research process.

Whiteout Conditions – Tariq Shah

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WHITEOUT CONDITIONS is a book concerned with toxic masculinity’s erasure of the self; it’s walls and moats.

Little Eyes – Samanta Schweblin

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In the cyborg fable, it’s not just the perpetrator who suffers at the end.

Exposition / The White Dress – Nathalie Léger

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Nathalie Leger’s triptych is a balletic interpretation over the line between fiction and criticism.