Weekly updates and mini reviews of fiction shortlisted for the National Book Award: Jamel Brinkley’s A Lucky Man, Sigrid Nunez’s The Friend, Olga Tokarczuk’s Flights, and Domenico Starnone’s Trick.
Expansive and engaging, the stories of Florida explore the lives of women who feel trapped in the eerie landscape of the Sunshine State.
American poet Henri Cole’s memoir of his life in Paris hybridizes text and image, poetry and prose, in order to paint a vivid and moving portrait of the city.
Moving out this afternoon—traveling for about a week—returning to my hometown on 8/20, for an indeterminate period of time. The past few days have been exhilarating: I’m ready to collapse. Updates will be sporadic until I return home, but I’ll begin blogging regularly once I’ve settled in.
A pensive first collection of poems, Eye Level reflects upon the self in motion: Brooklyn-based poet Jenny Xie questions in her expansive work what it means to enter and exit the boundaries of a place.