We’re pleased to present an excerpt from You’ll Be Fine, the new novel from writer Jen Michalski. It follows a writer who returns to her hometown following the death of her mother, where she’s reunited with a host of familiar faces from her past. Add a long-buried family secret into the mix and you have the makings of a compelling, lived-in work of fiction.
In our afternoon reading: a review of Jeremy Robert Johnson’s new novel, an interview with K-Ming Chang, and more.
In our morning reading: new writing by Paula Bomer, great Halloween reads, and more.
In our afternoon reading: exploring the fiction of Joseph Scapellato, an interview with Morgan Parker, and more.
In our afternoon reading: reviews of books by Rowan Ricardo Phillips and Mike Faloon, new writing by Kaitlyn Greenidge and Jen Michalski, and more.
The Edge of Thirteen by Jen Michalski Welsh witch, gold dust woman, whatever you want to call her, when I first saw Stevie Nicks in the MTV video “Stand Back,” backlit and strutting toward a huge fan while on an elevated treadmill, her arms spread like a powerful chiffon bird, it was if she had swooped into our living room and stole my heart.
In our morning reading: Justin Taylor on the fiction of Rachel Ingalls, a report from an Astro Poets event, and much more.
In our morning reading: Jennifer Tseng and Idra Novey in conversation, a playlist from Elizabeth Hand, and more.