“Each Person is a Living Plurality”: An Interview With Kyle Coma-Thompson

Louisville, Kentucky writer Kyle Coma-Thompson’s second short story collection, A Night in the Sun is an assemblage of wildly diverse stories that range from the minimalist surrealism of “Story for Fire” to the angular, meditative historical narratives of “Spite & Malice.” Throughout, Coma-Thompson demonstrates a sensitivity to the economic and societal pressures that affect the characters in his stories. His latest is intended as a companion collection to his first, The Lucky Body. The title story of that first book was selected […]

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Vol.1 Brooklyn’s July 2016 Book Preview

Our most anticipated reads for the month of July are a disparate bunch: there’s formally inventive fiction, in-depth explorations of beloved cultural phenomena, expansive looks at the evolution of a genre, and skewed looks at the past, present, and future. And there’s  also a striking-looking graphic novel exploring the singular life of a cult musician. As the temperature gets higher and the range of outdoor activities grows, here are a number of reasons to carry a book with you as […]

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Sunday Stories: “Europe Redux”

Europe Redux by Kyle Coma-Thompson There is a point when lives cease to be lives, when chronologies untwist like strands in a thread. Everything about a person, distilled posthumously down to a few solid facts; then in a few quick revisions, those facts fraying into a mess of probabilities and guesses. I should know, I’m speaking here from the revised present. Not the indisputable past. So say it is the future. That vanishing point in space-time where for hundreds of […]

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