In our morning reading: new fiction from Helen McClory, a review of Saeed Jones’s memoir, and more.
Morning Bites: Anne-Marie Kinney Fiction, Carolee Schneemann Remembered, Laird Barron, William Boyle Interviewed, and More
In our morning reading: fiction from Anne-Marie Kinney, an interview with William Boyle, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Marissa Nadler’s Latest, “A People’s Future of the United States,” Anne-Marie Kinney’s Playlist, David James Keaton, and More
In our afternoon reading: a review of Marissa Nadler’s new album, new writing by Randa Jarrar and David James Keaton, and more.
Vol.1 Brooklyn’s October 2018 Book Preview
It’s October. Halloween lurks at the end of the month; various awards shortlists are appearing on the scene; and the colder weather makes it ideal to curl up indoors–whether at home, a coffee shop, or a bar–with a good book. Thankfully, this month brings with it plenty of notable literary works, from experimental fiction to eagerly-anticipated essay collections. Here’s a look at some of the books due out this month that have our attention.
Workplace Absurdism & Lyrical Surrealism: Anne-Marie Kinney’s “Radio Iris” Reviewed
Radio Iris by Anne-Marie Kinney Two Dollar Radio; 209 p. In the right hands, the outer edges of realism can summon up tension aplenty. Anne-Marie Kinney’s novel Radio Iris has certain basic ingredients that suggest one school of contemporary fiction: it’s largely about the numbing work done by its protagonist, a young woman named Iris, with occasional forays into the life of her equally unfulfilled brother Neil. Reading Radio Iris occasionally reminded me of another standout novel of late: Alexis […]