In our afternoon reading: a review of Lee Rourke’s new novel, interviews with Cathy Park Hong and Dmitry Samarov, and more.
Lee Rourke’s new novel Glitch opens with its protagonist returning home to England to deal with a family crisis. En route, his flight encounters a bizarre mechanical failure, segueing into a harrowing sequence of in-flight chaos. That’s only the beginning of an emotionally wrenching period for the novel’s hero, as he wrangles with troubled relationships, the specter of mortality, and a world that no longer works the way it should. Also in there are lyrical forays into memory and a handful of transcendentally-written passages, coming together for an unforgettable read. I talked with Rourke about the novel’s origins and how it relates to his other works via email.
Afternoon Bites: Lee Rourke’s Latest, Ambai, Chaya Bhuvaneswar Interviewed, Lightning Bolt’s New Album, and More
In our afternoon reading: reviews of books by Lee Rourke and Ambai, an interview with Chaya Bhuvaneswar, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Amber Sparks Fiction, Kirkus Prize Finalists, Lee Rourke Interviewed, Michel Foucault’s Style, and More
In our afternoon reading: fiction from Amber Sparks, an interview with Lee Rourke, and more.
In our morning reading: Shelly Oria spoke with some of the contributors to her new anthology, remembrances of Jade Sharma, and more.
Weekend Bites: Ben Marcus Fiction, Mary Halvorson, Lee Rourke Nonfiction, Pat Barker’s Latest, and More
In our weekend reading: new writing by Ben Marcus and Lee Rourke, thoughts on the music of Mary Halvorson, and more.
In our morning reading: revisiting the writings of Ann Quin, new poetry by Leah Umansky, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Ann Quin, Terese Marie Mailhot Interviewed, Brittney Cooper, Duchamp’s Zines, and More
In our afternoon reading: a discussion of Ann Quin’s writings, interviews with Terese Marie Mailhot and Brittney Cooper, and more.