In our morning reading: thoughts on Katie Kitamura’s new novel, prose poetry by Alex DiFrancesco, and more.
A propulsive, literary page-turner about a family beset by early onset Alzheimer’s? If that sounds like an oxymoron then you have not encountered the heart, scalpel, and unassuming genius of Joshua Henkin whose new novel, Morningside Heights is not only a study in craft, but a testament to the resiliency of the human spirit.
Hanukkah starts tomorrow. To celebrate, we’re giving away two pairs of tickets to see Jami Attenberg and Joshua Henkin talk about Jews and family at the Museum of Jewish Heritage next Weds. To win a pair, you either have to: 1. Tweet this: Hey @Vol1Brooklyn: All I want for Hanukkah is @JamiAttenberg & @JoshuaHenkin or 2. Go to our Facebook and “Like” the post announcing the ticket giveaway. We will pick a winner by the end of today. Follow Vol. 1 […]
“Progressive, liberated women were clearly so frightening one hundred years ago that equating them to undead, bloodthirsty creatures borne of Satan didn’t seem so unusual.” – The Bowery Boys on Theda Bara and other early 1900s “vampire” women. We really hope the Patti Smith Golden Age we’re living in lasts a hundred years. Dangerous Minds dug up two new videos of her that you’re going to like. Love songs from around Brooklyn. Levi Asher at Lit Kicks talks Robert Caro. Joshua […]
The World Without You By Joshua Henkin Pantheon, 336 p. Sometimes in sports, announcers, or writers refer to a player or a team as putting on a clinic whether in scoring, passing, defense, or tenacity. Regardless of the skill, this idea speaks to a “how to” lesson in the perfection of craft, technique and style. For some reason, this description comes to mind when I think of how to describe Joshua Henkin’s, beautiful new book, The World Without You. To […]