Reviews

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.

The Eyelid – S. D. Chrostowska

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The Eyelid is a refreshed dream of dreams inspired by the great dreamers of all times.

Drama Queens – Vickie Gendreau

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Drama Queens extends Vickie’s life, a version of it, and Aimee Wall’s translation is part of that continuation.

Sensation Machines – Adam Wilson

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Stories can do more than sell products and mislead people. They can also help us come to terms with our pasts. They can show us new ways of being. And they can motivate us to change.

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.