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“An existential thrill sets in, one I don’t remember feeling since, say, The Stranger or Nausea, both guiding lights during my late teens. The book then proceeds with a homespun philosophical interrogation of/tirade against death and the idea of it Read on! →
Set in the mid 1980s, Battersby’s debut follows a couple of years in the much disrupted life of Helen Stockton Defoe of Richmond, Virginia, a teenager who witnesses her mother’s shooting death on television. Unable to bear life with her Read on! →
Six of Dalkey Archive’s 2016 titles were included in World Literature Today’s list of notable translations for the year. Gabriela Adameșteanu, The Encounter, trans. Alistair Ian Blyth Zsuzsanna Gahse, Volatile Texts: Us Two, trans. Chenxin Jiang Jung Young-moon, A Contrived Read on! →
“In building on the greats Tavares also strikes out in entirely new directions. He has little interest in simple, humble homage or deferential imitation: he goes his own way … creating a modern work, suited to (and reflecting) contemporary times.” Read Read on! →
The Family Interrupted, by Elloy Uroz, has been included as a recommended title in the 2016 Holiday Reading List from the Kenyon Review. See the entire list of recommendations here. The Family Interrupted is available for purchase.
“The editors had to cope with a dramatic change of perspective when the subject of Writing the Sky died suddenly while it was being written. What was intended as a celebration of an under- appreciated living writer turned overnight into Read on! →
“Fuentes playfully spins out his revolutionary tale — with a wild abandon that can make it, at times, difficult to follow, different characters and side-tales … Yet the center does hold.” “Turbid Rivers is full of melodrama, but also surprisingly cheerful. Read on! →
You can listen to the entire interview about her new book TEETHMARKS ON MY TONGUE, here.