In our morning reading: Natalka Burian on literary inspirations, new Lincoln Michel fiction, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Carlos Fonseca, Jeff Rosenstock Interviewed, Alden Jones, Frances Cha on Writing, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Carlos Fonseca’s new novel, interviews with Alden Jones and Frances Cha, and more.
From the moment Cheryl Strayed picks up her only remaining hiking boot, chucks it off the side of a ridge and continues her trek up the 2,653-mile-long Pacific Crest Trail, Strayed has any reader with a sense of adventure hooked into her best-selling memoir, Wild.
(Am I doing this whole book review thing right by first talking about a completely different book than the one I’m reviewing? Yes, in this case:)
In our morning reading: thoughts on books by John Giorno and Megan Hunter, a playlist from Greg Mania, and more.
Unaccompanied Minors by Alden Jones (New American Press; 168 p.) In the 1980s, I went to an East Coast boarding school that was made notorious by a gang-rape of a drunk girl by a group of boys, a few years before I attended. It happened in the dorms after lights-out, and dozens of kids who weren’t participants knew about it and did nothing, including an eventual friend of mine. He was 14, terrified, and hid under his bed. As a […]