In our morning reading: interviews with Ocean Vuong and Jessie Chaffee, new writing from Constance Ann Fitzgerald, and more.
Morning Bites: Lidia Yuknavitch, Jeff VanderMeer on “Monster Dogs,” Literary Misfits, Rafe Bartholomew, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on books by Lidia Yuknavitch and Kirsten Bakis, talking books and history with China Miéville, and more.
And here we are, on the first of May in the year 2017. What books does May bring with it? Well, let’s see. There are incisive essay collections by the likes of Scaachi Koul and Samantha Irby; there are challenging works in translation by João Gilberto Noll and Rodrigo Fresán, and there’s a new edition of a genre-defying novel by Kirsten Bakis, for starters. Here’s a look at some of the May books that have piqued our interest.
A novel with the title Lives of the Monster Dogs isn’t something one soon forgets. I’m not sure when the first time I saw Kirsten Bakis’s novel on bookstore shelves was: I’m guessing it was a while ago, before I’d developed the compulsion to buy books that pique my interest at a moment’s notice. Something held me back, and I don’t quite know what that was: a fear that, for that I was intrigued by the novel’s premise, I’d be let […]