Where Language and Government Meet: A Review of Valeria Luiselli’s “Tell Me How It Ends”

This is what happened when author and essayist Valeria Luiselli asked children in immigration court why they came to the United States: Their answers vary, but they often point to a single pull factor: reunification with a parent or another close relative who migrated to the U.S. years earlier. Other times, the answers point to push factors—the unthinkable circumstances the children are fleeing: extreme violence persecution and coercion by gangs, mental and physical abuse, forced labor, neglect, abandonment. It is […]

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Vol.1 Brooklyn’s March 2017 Book Preview

March looks like a particularly promising month for new books. There are exciting literary debuts, the latest books from a host of writers we admire tremendously, incisive and format-defying works of prose, and a lot more. These are books that will leave you floored, will leave you impressed with what prose can do, that will take you to new places or shine a new light on places you thought you knew. Here’s a look at some of the titles that […]

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