In our morning reading: thoughts on Catie Disabato’s new novel, an interview with Jocelyn Nicole Johnson, and more.
LA writer Catie Disabato’s novels explore the complex terrain of millennial life with wit, candor, and high intelligence. Her latest, U Up?, out from Melville House, is about a woman named Eve who lives on the Eastside of Los Angeles, working online, hanging out in bars, drinking, fighting, searching for one friend while also grieving the loss of another. Eve also happens to be a psychic medium, and communicates with her dead friend via text message. The novel’s form is highly original, interspersing visual text messaging bubbles throughout the book.
In our afternoon reading: new writing from Tommy Pico and Jamie Iredell, interviews with Jessica Hopper and Jerry Stahl, and much more.