December is traditionally a slow month for new books, to be sure–but that doesn’t mean that it’s devoid of them entirely. In fact, some of the most singular works that have come onto our radar this year boast December release dates, from a politically charged memoir to tales of cosmic horror in the Eisenhower era to a trip through a surreal version of Russia. Read on for thoughts on some of the books we’re most excited about for this month.
Graves by Ryan W. Bradley The first week all I did was dig graves. I used to do construction, drove backhoes and bulldozers, but I dug the graves by hand. I started with my family. My wife and kids. Then I moved on to our neighbors. I didn’t mind the aching joints, my limbs feeling like Jell-O. I didn’t know what else to do. At night I tried to find ways to distract myself. It wasn’t easy. After a week […]
Weekend Bites: Jami Attenberg Interviewed, André Alexis on Dogs, Chris Gethard on Soda, New xTx Fiction, and More
In our weekend reading: Jami Attenberg is interviewed, Chris Gethard talks soda, new writing from xTx, Mac McCaughan talks music, and more.
Morning Bites: Viv Albertine’s Memoir, New Jac Jemc Writing, Warren Ellis, T.C. Boyle Interviewed, and More
In our morning reading: notes on Viv Albertine’s memoir, Warren Ellis on his working process, new writing from Jac Jemc, interviews with T.C. Boyle and John Benditt, and more.