In our afternoon reading: an interview with T Kira Madden, thoughts on Chris Forsyth’s new album, and more.
Michael Carroll’s writing spine is as sturdy as mountains. It has to be to stride the tidal wave of ultra-conservatism currently holding this country underwater, seeking to erase fifty years of progress, conspiring to send us back to our caves. Stella Maris: and Other Key West Stories flips the bird at what has become a sterile, bloodless America. Sex (dirty raunchy, unapologetic sex) jumps off every page of these tales. You smell its deliciousness the way you smell it the second your nose hits Key West. Stella Maris is sexual medicine for the infuriating return to Puritanism we are seeing these days.
Afternoon Bites: Nivhek, David Walker Interviewed, Translating Samanta Schweblin, Michael Carroll, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Nivhek’s new album and the end of Sidewalk Cafe, talking comics and wrestling with David Walker, and more.