At what point does fiction become horror fiction? Is there some immutable border, some checklist of elements to be tallied, that propels a particular story or novel out of the realm of the disconcerting and into that of the outright horrific? Certain notable collections, including Jac Jemc’s False Bingo and Amelia Gray’s Gutshot find a balance between deft narrative construction and something both ineffable and unspeakable. That’s the space in which Natanya Ann Pulley’s new collection With Teeth occupies as well: meticulously written, while all the while abounding with glimpses of the bizarre and brutal.
In our morning reading: book recommendations from Maria Dahvana Headley, thoughts on The Necks’ new album, and more.
In our weekend reading: interviews with Red Hare and Beach House, fiction by Amelia Gray, and more.
In our morning reading: thoughts on books by Yoko Tawada and Tom Rachman, new writing by Kristen Arnett, and more.
In our morning reading: interviews with Joy Press and Amelia Gray, an advance review of Porochista Khakpour’s memoir, and more.
In our afternoon reading: revisiting the works of Shirley Jackson, Alexis Coe and Amelia Gray in conversation, and much more.
In our weekend reading: thoughts on Amelia Gray’s new novel, interviews with Megan Stielstra and Moor Mother, and more.
In our afternoon reading: fiction by Amelia Gray, nonfiction by Emma Straub, thoughts on a recent Arca show, and more.