In our morning reading: reviews of books by Kira Jane Buxton and Rachel Hartman, an interview with Elissa Washuta and Theresa Warburton, and more.
Morning Bites: Neil Gaiman Interviewed, Geoff Dyer’s Surrealism, New Adrian Van Young Fiction, Kate Christensen, and More
Interviews with Neil Gaiman, Mimi Lipson, and Kate Christensen; thoughts on Geoff Dyer; new music from Web of Sunsets; talking with goat farmers; and more.
A thumbnail description doesn’t do justice to Mimi Lipson’s collection The Cloud of Unknowing–it takes theoretically familiar elements and fractures them, allowing for new perspectives and playing with sequence in memorable ways. The collection initially centers around the Schultz family, first zeroing in on the slow breakdown of the marriage in the 1970s, then gradually focusing on one of that family’s younger generation, a woman named Kitty, who eventually embarks on a relationship with a sometimes charming, sometimes infuriating man named […]