My first encounter with Jaime Fountaine came via her role as one of the two hosts of Philadelphia’s Tire Fire Reading Series. Then we had the good fortune of publishing her essay “19, 16, and 1” here at Vol.1 Brooklyn, showing off another side of her literary works. This summer brings with it the release of her debut novella Manhunt, the story of a teenage girl dealing with her complex relationship with her mother, the mundane horrors of growing up, and the restrictions of suburbia. I talked with Fountaine about her book, suburban landscapes, and the game that gave her book its title.
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, reviews of books by Rodrigo Rey Rosa and Keith Buckley, and more.
What does the month of July have to offer? Fireworks, rising temperatures, and an increased likelihood of humidity. In terms of books, the outlook is better: everything from debut fiction to reissues of cult novels, along with eagerly awaited books from some of our longtime favorites. Whether you’re headed to the beach or holing up inside with the air conditioning, this month’s new books offer plenty to delight and impress you.
In our morning reading: an interview with Team Dresch, Peter Rock and Leni Zumas in conversation, and more.
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Hanif Abdurraqib and Sharon Van Etten, reading this year’s National Book Award nominees, and more.
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on the writing of Leonard Cohen, an interview with D. Foy, and more.
19, 16, and 1 by Jaime Fountaine A week after I finally paid down my credit card debt, two of my teeth broke. I had made a pact with my mouth when I got this job, my first with benefits, that if I could just pay off my student loan and the debt I amassed in the worst 13 months of my life first, I would go to the dentist for real this time. My life has been built on […]
In our afternoon reading: chatting with Perfume Genius, new writing from Jaime Fountaine and Oliver Zarandi, and more.