In our morning reading: book news from Esmé Weijun Wang, nonfiction from Jim Ruland, an interview with Yuri Herrera, and more.
Vol.1 Brooklyn’s July 2016 Book Preview
Our most anticipated reads for the month of July are a disparate bunch: there’s formally inventive fiction, in-depth explorations of beloved cultural phenomena, expansive looks at the evolution of a genre, and skewed looks at the past, present, and future. And there’s also a striking-looking graphic novel exploring the singular life of a cult musician. As the temperature gets higher and the range of outdoor activities grows, here are a number of reasons to carry a book with you as […]
Quotidian Scenes From an Apocalypse: A Review of Yuri Herrera’s “Signs Preceding the End of the World”
Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrera; translated by Lisa Dillman (And Other Stories; 114 p.) A title can do so much. If Yuri Herrera’s novel had been graced with one that was less imposing, it might have read in a more focused way: not as something ominous or terrifying, but as a stark narrative of both sides of the border between Mexico and the United States. Instead, there’s that title, and all that it implies. And […]