“Like an unfunny refraction of Woody Allen’s Manhattan, with Paulo as Isaac, Gersão’s novel is a celebration of setting; the story, a touch tiresome owing to Paulo’s nonstop mope, gives way to the loveliness of place. The quiet echoes of Read on! →
“In this short book, Colanzi offers an extraordinary density of ideas, transmitted in shape-shifting and affecting prose. The translator, Jessica Sequiera, deserves immense credit for her deft rendering of this complex work.” Read the full review online at The Dublin Read on! →
“Even at their most fantastic, the characters in her stories often possess a keen sense of observation, enhanced by a talent for analysis that turns parts of these texts into mini-essays. This intellectual proclivity complicates these deceptively simple tales.” Read Read on! →
“Recounting provides an illuminating account of the political ferment in Catalonia during the Spanish Civil War, as well as showing us the philosophical development of the tale’s fearless protagonist. Brendan Riley’s translation is fluid and engaging . . .” Read the full Read on! →
“Battersby is a subtle and convincing psychologist, not just for human beings but also for these one-ton gods in our midst: horses, and for those creatures that have evolved in step with us: dogs. Her people are good, too.” Read Read on! →
“Perhaps most appealing about the novel is the incidental color, the glimpses especially of Soviet times and the effects of local conditions on the characters, as well as then attitudes in the new times. Secondary characters like Enn’s former sister-in-law, Read on! →
“In this darkly humorous novel, therefore, Toomey forces the reader to reflect on the idea of slipping. Is it the unconscious process of losing one’s footing unintentionally, or more about moving quickly and quietly without attracting notice?” You can read Read on! →
“A graphic, grungy tale of addiction and consequences.” Read the full review here.
“Slipping is a true testament to the power of narrative technique.” Read more of Laura Farmer’s thoughts online at The Gazette.
“Toomey dives deep into the spaces between debts to self and those to others, and he does so with power, economy and an understated sense of the absurd.” You can read the full article by George O’Brien here.