Two seemingly contradictory things can be true at the same time, and it is in the spirit of that timeless adage that I will make the next two sentences. Michael Cisco’s novel Pest is about a man who is also a yak, and Michael Cisco’s novel Pest is one of the more accessible works in the bibliography of one of the nation’s most singular writers of full-bore Weird fiction.
Well, it’s March. Seasonal adjustments and clock adjustments, all in the same month. And hey, there are some books due out this month, too! We’ve got our eye on a few new titles in translation, along with some new books on indie presses we like by writers we like. Maybe one of these books will change the way you see the world this month.
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Jeanne Thornton and Paisley Rekdal, thoughts on Michael Cisco’s new collection, and more.
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Morgan Parker, thoughts on Izumi Suzuki’s short fiction, and more.
In our morning reading: an interview with Michael Cisco, an award for Sarah Pinsker, and more.
In our afternoon reading: a review of Deb Olin Unferth’s new novel, interviews with Michael Cisco and David Leo Rice, and more.
In our morning reading: thoughts on Rebekah Frumkin’s new novel, an interview with Michael Cisco, and much more.
Well, it’s April. Nominally it’s springtime–but the presence of snowy weather and temperatures friendly to hot cocoa and roaring fires suggests otherwise. Metaphorically speaking, though, that range of moods and modes lines up pretty neatly with the books that are on our radar for this month–everything from works in translation to bold collections of nonfiction to eagerly-anticipated literary debuts. Here’s a look at several of the books that we’re most excited to explore this month.