Jonathan Lethem discusses the life and work of Don Carpenter, interviews with Sofia Samatar and Juliet Escoria, The Faint talk bookstores, thoughts on the new Songs:Ohia singles collection, and more.
While visiting Portland last month, I visited a number of excellent shops with Yeti editor/publisher Mike McGonigal. One of these spaces was Nationale, which offered both a smartly selection of books and zines and contained excellent art. (At the time that I was there, they were preparing for an exhibition of Carson Ellis’s work.) I also noticed a stack of books by Don Carpenter, whose novel Hard Rain Falling remains seared into my brain. The Carpenter novels, I learned, were there as part […]