In our morning reading: interviews with Deesha Philyaw and Randa Jarrar, thoughts on Damien Jurado’s new album, and more.
Morning Bites: Lilly Dancyger, Melanie Finn Interviewed, Garielle Lutz, “Stone Junction” Adapted, and More
In our morning reading (and listening): interviews with Lilly Dancyger and Garielle Lutz, The Maris Review’s 100th episode, and more.
Weekend Bites: Gina Apostol’s Latest, Tim Kinsella, Amber Sparks Nonfiction, Jameson Fitzpatrick, and More
In our weekend reading: thoughts on books by Gina Apostol and Magnus Mills, new writing by Amber Sparks, and more.
Distance, Travel, and Tragedy: A Review of Melanie Finn’s “The Gloaming”
A pilgrim is a person who travels to a sacred place for religious reasons. Pilgrim Jones, the haunted heroine of Melanie Finn’s vivid novel The Gloaming, is a seeker of sorts as well. Unmoored by the dissolution of her marriage and a tragic accident in which three Swiss children perish, she sets off for Africa hoping to find a reason to keep living. Though there are many elements of the thriller and mystery genres in Finn’s book, they are used […]