Eden, Andrea Kleine‘s new novel, is set in the aftermath of a harrowing event: protagonist Hope and her sister Eden were, as teenagers, kidnapped by a man with awful intentions. The novel begins decades later: Hope is a playwright grappling with financial and creative instability, and Eden has gone missing. Hope sets out in search of her lost sister–a plot which gives Kleine a space to explore a number of resonant and disquieting themes. I spoke with Kleine about the […]
Afternoon Bites: Julee Cruise, Andrea Kleine Interviewed, Tommy Orange, Grady Hendrix’s Latest, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Julee Cruise and Andrea Kleine, thoughts on Tommy Orange’s new book, and more.
Weekend Bites: Kamasi Washington, Andrea Kleine Interviewed, James Yeh Fiction, Maria Dahvana Headley, and More
In our weekend reading: interviews with Kamasi Washington and Andrea Kleine, fiction by James Yeh, and more.
Morning Bites: Andrea Kleine’s Playlist, Joanna Walsh’s Latest, Kamari Bright, Ingrid Rojas Contreras Interviewed, and More
In our morning reading: a playlist from Andrea Kleine, a review of Joanna Walsh’s new book, and much more.
Cue July; cue the heat. Maybe your preferred method for dealing with high temperatures and the ever-present sun is to hole up somewhere with abundant air conditioning; perhaps you’re opting for the beach or a park, the better to savor the distinctive weather of the season. Either way, they’re spaces that lend themselves to reading, and we have some recommendations the month that looms ahead, from musical histories to unsettling fiction in translation.