In our afternoon reading: an interview with Roque Larraquy, thoughts on unreliable narrators, and more.
The fiction we admired most in 2018 ran the proverbial gamut from thought-provoking surrealism to evocative realism. Some illuminated the present day or recent past, while others ventured into much more uncharted territory. Some took us to unimaginable psyches; others showcased how ordinary people dealt with the extraordinary. Here’s a look at ten of our favorite works of fiction this year.
Afternoon Bites: Roque Larraquy, Yasunari Kawabata Revisited, Forrest Gander’s Latest, Mitski, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on books by Roque Larraquy and Forrest Gander, exploring the music of Mitski and The Chills, and more.
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on books by Roque Larraquy and Samantha Hunt, new music from Sarah Davachi, and more.
Cue July; cue the heat. Maybe your preferred method for dealing with high temperatures and the ever-present sun is to hole up somewhere with abundant air conditioning; perhaps you’re opting for the beach or a park, the better to savor the distinctive weather of the season. Either way, they’re spaces that lend themselves to reading, and we have some recommendations the month that looms ahead, from musical histories to unsettling fiction in translation.