Asking what it means to survive a tragedy, Rebecca Makkai’s latest novel explores the impact and aftermath of the AIDS epidemic on a close-knit group of friends.
Mini reviews of titles I read this spring, all from indie publisher Dzanc Books: The Lost Daughter Collective, Animals Eat Each Other, and The One You Get.
Ahead of November 14th, I’ll be making my way through the shortlists for the NBA in Fiction and Translated Literature, beginning with Rebecca Makkai’s The Great Believers.
Weekly updates and mini review of Rebecca Solnit’s Hope in the Dark.
An apocalyptic satire about a plague that turns people into mindless drones, Severance follows a millennial photoblogger as she navigates a world stripped of choice and feeling.
Stirring and fast moving, the stories of Roxane Gay’s Ayiti portray the suffering and resilience of Haitian and Haitian-American women.
Over the summer while living in Philly, I had the chance to alternate between the city’s many distinctive bookshops, where I was able to pick up a wide range of titles.