Reviews

Cicatrix – Elle

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For many, regimes of misremembrance can feel like opening a closet full of skeletons, only to find beautiful shoes.

Far West – Ron Tanner

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All of the lives described in Far West are in some way beholden to the mercy of their surroundings, its influence inescapable.    

These Dark Skies – Arianne Zwartjes

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A powerful antidote to loneliness, apathy, and the myth of perfect politics. 

The Drowned Forest – Angela Barry

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In a book about the struggle for authenticity amidst artifice, for freedom amidst falsification, her unique form is an expansive and exciting way forward.

Blood Feast: The Complete Short Stories of Malika Moustadraf – Malika Moustadraf

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Translated from the Arabic by Alice Guthrie, Blood Feast is a collection of fourteen stories that hiss and spit back at forms of unjust authority.

Little Foxes Took Up Matches – Katya Kazbek

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Kazbek weaves the fairy tale’s threads into a larger queer narrative to complicate questions of gender and sexuality.

Pictures of the Shark – Thomas H. McNeely

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He knows his characters so well that he can tend more closely to the surface, allowing the dark underbelly to show only when absolutely demanded by the story.

She Is Haunted – Paige Clark

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She Is Haunted mixes elements of melodrama—the mother-daughter psychodrama above all—into a traumatic temporality in which the past is never-ending.

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.