In our morning reading: remembering Diane di Prima, talking books with Gina Apostol, and more.
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Alisson Wood, thoughts on Sam Pink’s work, and more.
Mellie is in Boston in 2010, one month clean, raising Juni, her damaged toddler daughter, solo, and doing her best to stay off the memory-scattering drug “cloud” when a familiar SUV she can’t place pulls into the driveway, flicks a familiar cigarette in a familiar way, then pulls away before her memory can catch up. There are so many things she can’t remember, including who in the wide world Juni’s father might be.
Morning Bites: Ryan Chapman, Sloane Crosley on Moviegoing, British Fantasy Awards Shortlists, Martin Amis’s Latest, and More
In our morning reading: an interview with Ryan Chapman, new writing from Sloane Crosley, and more.
by Lauren Sarazen
Before I was a wife, cooking was an adventure. I took pleasure in complexity then. Bringing home French cookery books, I’d spend hours decoding instructions in my second language. Time would pass slowly, whisking egg whites into tentative submission and anxiously surveilling slow-simmering bouillabaisse. My meringue would be over beaten and chunks of white fish were outrageously overcooked, but we’d laugh and eat it anyway.
In our weekend reading: new nonfiction by K-Ming Chang and Donna Hemans, an interview with Alisson Wood, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Bryan Washington, Sarah Davachi Interviewed, Lisa Robertson, Daniel Saldaña París Excerpted, and More
In our afternoon reading: Bryan Washington wrote about food, an excerpt from Daniel Saldaña París’s new novel, and more.
Morning Bites: Natalka Burian, Lincoln Michel Fiction, Matthew Salesses, Alden Jones’s Latest, and More
In our morning reading: Natalka Burian on literary inspirations, new Lincoln Michel fiction, and more.