Vol.1 Brooklyn’s July 2016 Book Preview

Our most anticipated reads for the month of July are a disparate bunch: there’s formally inventive fiction, in-depth explorations of beloved cultural phenomena, expansive looks at the evolution of a genre, and skewed looks at the past, present, and future. And there’s  also a striking-looking graphic novel exploring the singular life of a cult musician. As the temperature gets higher and the range of outdoor activities grows, here are a number of reasons to carry a book with you as […]

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Some Notes on “My Documents” and Alejandro Zambra

Alejandro Zambra’s fiction shouldn’t work nearly as well as it does. Metafictional tropes abound: his 2011 novel Ways of Going Home blurs the line between a narrative of a generation coming to terms with Pinochet-era horrors and a writer debating just how autobiographical he should make that narrative. The climax of his earlier novel The Private Lives of Trees is an imagined one, the central character imagining the child left in his care growing into adulthood, his own role in […]

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Vol.1 Brooklyn’s February 2015 Books Preview

February’s on us now, and the notable books due out this month are a wide-ranging group. There’s surreal fiction, including the first new collection from Kelly Link in several years; memoirs by two key figures in New York City’s music scene; astute takes on politics and literature from a writer who’s called cities on three continents home; and much more.

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