Interviews with Emily Gould and Ruona Agbroko-Meyer, a look back at “Downtown 81,” Dave Eggers and political novels, a Lee Rourke excerpt, and more.
#tobyreads: Trauma, Daily Routine, and Decisive Observations
Reading the first few pages of Roxane Gay’s An Untamed State, the reader might get a certain set of expectations; its narrator, Mireille, begins to recount the moment in which she was kidnapped from outside of her family’s home in Haiti. Her voice in these passages is lucid, controlled; that it’s at a remove, that it’s being told from an unspecified moment in the future, offers the prospect of rescue, the idea that her abduction will be a temporary condition.
Lee Rourke Winning the Not The Booker Prize Makes Me want to Read Him More
Posted by Jason Diamond I literally have a dozen books next to my desk that I need to read for either work or pleasure. I say work or pleasure because sometimes having to read certain books for my paycheck can be quite painful [kvetch, kvetch, kvetch]. But there are a few books that I get which I stare at and think “I really need to read that book, but I want to wait.” I’m not sure why I want, or […]