Frankly, I don’t understand why people don’t read about books all the time. Some of the most important texts in my literary education have been written about books.
In Peter Geye’s latest novel, an orphan shapes his own destiny on the menacing North Shore of the early twentieth century. He must choose the lesser of two threats: man or nature.
Will Dinski’s Ablatio Penis follows the governor’s race in some unnamed state seemingly known for its conservative bent, focusing chiefly on the Republican contender, the womanizing Representative Andre St. Louis.
Are we who we are ipso facto, or do relationships with others and with institutions define our contours? Do we love our work inherently or just enjoy doing something? What if we don’t love it at all? Does it matter?
Barry’s vision of a dying city, its strangely costumed and violent people, and an era we hope isn’t our future, is at its most extraordinary in its inventive use of language.
John Jodzio’s work hinges on the juxtaposition of societal norms and deviant extremes. What the three headed octopus of Paper Darts has brought to the collection is its own special signature.