In our morning reading: an interview with Zak Salih, thoughts on Michaelangelo Matos’s latest book, and more.
Weekend Bites: Mariana Enriquez, Elizabeth Knox’s Playlist, Zak Salih, Taylor Johnson’s Poetry, and More
In our weekend reading: thoughts on Mariana Enriquez’s fiction, a playlist from Elizabeth Knox, and more.
In our morning reading: thoughts on Laird Hunt’s new novel, an interview with Zak Salih, and more.
It is quite snowy in our corner of the world right now. Remember winter? Winter apparently did. We’d say that it’s the perfect time to curl up with a book, but you’ve probably figured that out on your own. This month brings new books from a number of our favorite writers, along with some highly anticipated debuts and a few books capable of transporting you to an entirely new time and place. Here are some of our favorites.
by Zak Salih
They have no idea we, the dead, still watch them. On their wooden benches, in their wooden rockers marked up for $114.99. The old mountain men tickle banjos, breathe into harmonicas, slap their thighs to the rhythm of folk songs first sung by fur trappers and horse traders. The tourists guzzle vintage pop, toss empty glass bottles of Royal Crown Cola, Cheerwine, and Bubble Up into a metal trashcan. Two bottles, five bottles, eight bottles. So many bottles, making so much noise. Only one bottle for us, however. Plastic, not glass.