In our weekend reading: fiction from Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah and Jarret Middleton, amazing photos of libraries, and much more.
“I Have Always Distrusted Realism”: An Interview With Jarret Middleton
It begins with a hint of the familiar: Jordan, a hard-living musician, returning to his hometown for his brother’s wedding, awaiting the legacy of familial conflict that awaits him. That’s how Jarret Middleton‘s new novel Darkansas starts, and quickly takes a turn for the ominous and surreal. Jordan’s familial legacy turns out to be much more complex than he’s realized, and when a pair of uncanny figures with their own agenda arrive on the scene, the tension becomes even more gut-wrenching. […]
Afternoon Bites: The Cramps, Nathan Englander Interviewed, Lisa Locascio Nonfiction, Jarret Middleton, and More
In our afternoon reading: revisiting a classic album by The Cramps, essays by Alex Gilvarry and Jarret Middleton, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Kamila Shamsie, Jenny Zhang’s Collection, Sarah Gerard Interviewed, Justin Taylor Fiction, and More
In our afternoon reading: a review of Kamila Shamsie’s new book, an interview with Sarah Gerard, new Justin Taylor fiction, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Jarret Middleton Interviewed, Rainer Maria, Fiona Helmsley’s Playlist, Jeff Jackson, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Jarret Middleton and Jeff Jackson, five lost science fiction classics, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Alissa Nutting and Catherine Lacey, Jarret Middleton Nonfiction, Celeste Ng Interviewed, and More
In our afternoon reading: a look at new novels by Alissa Nutting and Catherine Lacey, Tom Waits on screen, translating “The Queue,” and more.