Books

The third installment of Graphic Content

The coincidences keep flying.

The Atlantic

In truth, the realities of being human are not easily swallowable, and certainly more complicated than we wish they were. Vuong knows this well and weaves each aspect of his semi-autobiographical story through the lens of personhood, making the big picture distinguishable among its million puzzle pieces.

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It is difficult to review Evenson’s work because it is so dependent on its reader’s state of mind, almost like the literary equivalent of a mood ring. For an audience to judge his writing, they must experience it themselves, influenced by their own perceptions and insecurities of identity.

Galiwonders

May 17 can be one of those spring days where everything goes right.

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Fiction — science fiction in particular — is obsessed with the post-apocalyptic world. From space odysseys to duels with zombies, readers and authors alike have a strange fascination with the world after the end of the world.

Alice James Books

One of the poems in Franny Choi’s latest collection is written in code.

John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

There’s a fine line between the creative and the unbearably weird in writing, and again Karen Russell seems to have hit the mark — at least within a margin of error — in her prose.

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The question of justice just out of reach, the play settles for a question of empathy.

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At a slim 48 pages, Sally Rooney’s “Mr Salary” delivers a deliciously illicit and poignant love story.

Sally Rooney

Rooney, who came of age with the 2008 crash and austerity politics as a central event in her life, is skillful at teasing out the social mythologies of the present moment, where everything is in flux and precarity reigns.