Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 3:59pm
NOSELL

It’s easy to appreciate “The Memory Police” for its prose, though not for its plot.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 5:11pm
Sam Kremke

The characters of “The Politician” succeed so thrillingly in their personal style because they poke fun at their identities, at the pomp and circumstance of getting dressed for a particular role and all that comes with it.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 4:16pm
Ames Hawkins

These shifts in style don’t hurt the flow. Like the best anthology records or essay collections, the fast transitions keep each page a surprise.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 4:31pm
NOSELL

In their respective halves, Drake and Sin shower the reader with affirmation through their messages of self-love and perseverance.

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 4:14pm
Colette Fellous

The winding passages are devoid of quotation marks and steeped in poetics, which effectively has the effect of making me feel as though my body was being hit with wave after wave of text, struggling to stay alive and afloat.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 11:08am
Julia Phillips

Julia Phillips’ brilliant debut novel “Disappearing Earth” is what Jane Allison calls a “radial” narrative — one where some inciting incident creates ripples that move outward and often compound in complexity rather than resolving.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 5:16pm
Maxwell Schwarz

Haunted hayrides and canvas bags full of apples — these are the things that made me.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 5:10pm
NOSELL

The plot of the novel is quiet, living more in gestures than arcs.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 7:35pm
Sam Kremke

Nobody hates gay people more than gay people, and you can’t hate a person with the same level of efficacy and ruinousness as they can themselves.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 5:22pm
The Longlist

 

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