Vol.1 Brooklyn’s October 2016 Book Preview

This may be our largest single month book preview. But then again, this October looks like an unusually strong month for books, whether you’re looking for unsettling fiction in translation, incisive cultural histories, or speculative fiction that takes some of our current concerns to their logical ends. And it wouldn’t be October reading without a couple of glimpses into the uncanny as well. Read on for a glimpse of the books that have caught our attention for this month.

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Afternoon Bites: New Marcy Dermansky Fiction, Considering David Byrne, Franklin Bruno on Colony Music, and More

“For most of us, those limbo times are exciting, because the disconnectedness gives us freedom, and nothing is decided yet, and we know we will make choices and step back into the anchored world a little more like the person we want to be. ” Sara Ryan chats with Kio Stark. Marcy Dermansky has new fiction at Blip. Melissa Chadburn has a fantastic essay at Salon. As does Jami Attenberg, at The Rumpus. Also: hot damn, Middlesteins cross-stitch. Franklin Bruno on the closing […]

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TONIGHT: Vol. 1 Brooklyn + Big Other Presents Marcy Dermansky, Norman Lock, & Lincoln Michel at Brooklyn Winery!

Posted by Nick Curley This lit news business of ours is half bullfighter’s ring, half tavern alleyway.  An unending deathtrap spurred by a swinging red cape of lush Cabernets and Shiraz (Shirazes?  Shirazi?).  In our world, Wednesday night is no excuse to not party.  This is Brooklyn: I’m told that we go hard. Come kick this midweek in the belly with the editors of V1 at the latest installment of our monthly reading series at Brooklyn Winery in Williamsburg, in […]

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March 23: Marcy Dermansky, Norman Lock, and Lincoln Michel at The Brooklyn Winery

Vol.1’s monthly reading series returns to the Brooklyn Winery on March 23rd, for an night of readings presented in conjunction with the fine writers, theorists, and critics at Big Other. When: March 23rd, beginning at 7 PM. Where: The Brooklyn Winery, 213 North 8th Street, Brooklyn, NY Who: Marcy Dermansky, Norman Lock, and Lincoln Michel Facebook RSVP here.

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Reviewed: “Baby & other stories”

Reviewed by Tobias Carroll Paula Bomer Baby & other stories Word Riot Press; 176 p. review by Tobias Carroll Baby isn’t an easy book to read. That isn’t for any stylistic reasons: Paula Bomer’s prose is clear, and her narration is precise. The reader is never at a loss for the nature of the relationships in these ten stories; Bomer’s characters are clearly defined, their connections established cleanly from the outset. The neighborhoods where they live are familiar: comfortable neighborhoods […]

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