In our afternoon reading: interviews with Nicole Dennis-Benn and Alex DiFrancesco, thoughts on the work of Hervé Guibert, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Juan Pablo Villalobos Interviewed, Alex DiFrancesco, Adapting Edith Wharton, George Saunders, and More
In our afternoon reading: a conversation with Juan Pablo Villalobos, exploring the fiction of George Saunders, and more.
Afternoon Bites: C Pam Zhang Interviewed, Kristen Radtke, Inside Unnamed Press, Lexie Bean, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with C Pam Zhang and Lexie Bean, thoughts on the new Mountain Goats album, and more.
I Was There, Too
by Alex DiFrancesco
Broom into the corners, mop into the corners. Over and over, my job. I’ve made some bad decisions, I know. I guess not as bad as the guys who end up in the hole.
Matthew Miner. I first saw him when I went to clean out his cell. I’d heard about him, yeah. That guy. The one who had killed all those people. Put here, in the hole, for his own protection. From the guys like he’d been, outside, before the killings, and from the guys he’d hated outside. Nobody wanted a guy like him around.
Afternoon Bites: Melissa Duclos, Juan Villoro Interviewed, Todd Dills, Alex DiFrancesco Fiction, and More
In our afternoon reading: a review of Melissa Duclos’s novel, new fiction by Alex DiFrancesco, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Alex DiFrancesco’s Playlist, David Berman Remembered, Sarah Rose Etter, Stephen Graham Jones’s Latest, and More
In our afternoon reading: a playlist from Alex DiFrancesco, reviews of books by Kate Zambreno and Karen Abbott, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Kali Fajardo-Anstine, Kristine Ong Muslim Fiction, Eugene Lim on Libraries, Nick Cave, and More
In our afternoon fiction: interviews with Kali Fajardo-Anstine and Eugene Lim, fiction by Kristine Ong Muslim, and more.
My Father’s Face
by Alex DiFrancesco
I am scrolling mindlessly through Facebook when an article jumps out at me. In the accompanying picture, a woman has a thought bubble with nothing in it. The headline says the article is about people who cannot see pictures in their mind.