In our afternoon reading: notes on Karin Tidbeck’s books, an interview with Sadie Dupuis, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Layli Long Soldier Interviewed, Jeff VanderMeer, KMRU’s Music, Nino Cipri, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Layli Long Soldier and Jeff VanderMeer, exploring the music of KMRU, and more.
Morning Bites: Uniform and The Body, Inside Taco Bell Quarterly, Yuri Herrera, Nino Cipri’s Latest, and More
In our morning reading: when gloriously noisy bands collaborate, thoughts on Yuri Herrera’s fiction, and more.
“Homesick,” Squared: Two New Books Wrestle With an Essential Condition
It’s little more than a funny coincidence that two books with the same name are coming out within a month of each other this fall. The books are completely different—one is a memoir, the other a collection of short stories. Their shared name doesn’t lead to the same questions as the year of the two Prefontaine movies or the year of the two Capote movies. Far more productive is the question of what each author is doing with the word and metaphor of homesickness, and what would lead them to separately title their books the same way.