In our morning reading: Matt Bell on learning from Ursula K. Le Guin, an interview with Jo Hamya, and more.
The Paradoxical Geographies of David Leo Rice’s “A Room In Dodge City Volume 2: The Blut Branson Era”
David Leo Rice’s A Room in Dodge City, Vol. 2: The Blut Branson Era is the second book in a trilogy about a nameless protagonist, who arrives in Dodge City, a town which is quintessentially American in the way in which it embodies both the realization of the great dream and its contrapasso, having to endure watching a replay of its perversion ad nauseam. A paradox that defines the everyday experience in America today.
Morning Bites: Hermione Hoby’s New Novel, Roxane Gay Nonfiction, David Leo Rice Interviewed, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on Hermione Hoby’s new novel, an interview with David Leo Rice, and more.
Morning Bites: Yelena Moskovich Interviewed, Daryl Gregory’s Latest, Remembering Lauren Berlant, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Yelena Moskovich and David Leo Rice, thoughts on Daryl Gregory’s new novel, and more.
Morning Bites: Lucy Ives Interviewed, Digital Footprints, David Leo Rice and B.R. Yeager on Fiction, Tracy O’Neill, and More
In our morning reading: an interview with Lucy Ives, David Leo Rice and B.R. Yeager in conversation, and more.
In our weekend reading: notes on B. Catling’s new book, thoughts on the latest by Moor Mother, and more.
June’s here and it’s suddenly turned humid in our corner of the world. This isn’t all that surprising, but — for those who saver milder temperatures — it’s not exactly the best thing ever. And so, perhaps, it’s time to dub our June reads as ideal for reading in an air-conditioned room somewhere, or perhaps situated by a breezy outdoor spot. These books cover a lot of ground, from haunting memoirs to phantasmagorical fiction, as befits a time of constant change.
Afternoon Bites: Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Recommendations, David Leo Rice Fiction, Karla Suárez Excerpted, and More
In our afternoon reading: book recommendations from Viet Thanh Nguyen, fiction by David Leo Rice, and more.