Is it fall yet? Maybe? Does cozy reading sound appealing? Well then. This month’s new releases cover a wide range of modes and styles, from absorbing journeys into the self to sprawling novels of potential futures and hidden secrets. Perhaps something in here will be your next perfect read as the days get shorter and the temperature drops.
In our morning reading: thoughts on the fiction of John Crowley, exploring Nancy Holt’s land art, and more.
In our afternoon reading: an excerpt from Patrick Nathan’s new novel, thoughts on Kathleen Collins’s film, and much more.
In our morning reading: thoughts on books by Sergio Pitol and Scott McClanahan, an interview with Porochista Khakpour, and more.
In our morning reading: revisiting Harry Mathews’s fiction, interviews with Scaachi Koul and Kelby Losack, and more.
Ananda Devi’s novel Eve Out of Her Ruins is a wrenching novel of four friends set in a bleak neighborhood in Mauritius. Their ambitions and expectations clash with the instability and violence around them, and the way that the narrative is told–through each of their voices–magnifies their idiosyncrasies and personalities. An English translation of the novel was recently released by Deep Vellum Publishing, and I reached out to translator Jeffrey Zuckerman with a few questions about how this new edition […]