In an era of increasing medical costs, heated political debates over the nature of healthcare, and financial instability, reading about all things medical can be as unsettling as the most unpredictable of horror stories. There have been a host of acclaimed works of nonfiction dealing with their authors’ experiences with illnesses and the medical system in recent years, including Paul Kalanithi’s When Breath Becomes Air, Joshua Mohr’s Sirens, and Porochista Khakpour’s forthcoming Sick. But numerous recent works of fiction have […]
In our morning reading: thoughts on Gabe Habash’s first novel, interviews with Samantha Hunt and Dave Weigel, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Victor LaValle, Kevin Maloney Fiction, Janice Lee, Dorothy Allison Revisited, and More
In our afternoon reading: reviews of books by Victor LaValle and Gabe Habash, stories by Kevin Maloney and Janice Lee, and more.
Morning Bites: Victor LaValle’s Latest, Julie Buntin and Gabe Habash, Lidia Yuknavitch Interviewed, Talking DIY, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on Victor LaValle’s new book, Julie Buntin and Gabe Habash in conversation, and more.
Morning Bites: Gabe Habash’s Latest, Catherynne Valente Interviewed, Melissa Broder, Fictional Superheroes, and More
In our morning reading: an excerpt from Gabe Habash’s novel, poetry from Melissa Broder, and much more.
Early on in Gabe Habash’s debut novel, the titular protagonist pins his opponent in a wrestling match. “I place my ear on Brett’s back and hear his heart. ‘Oh Brett, I told you I was going to eat you,’ I whisper to him. Something like sympathy, I could fall asleep if we stayed here long enough.” It’s described dreamily, as if it’s our hero sinking into a warm-hued pillow rather than snapping another guy’s arm behind his back under fluorescent […]