In our afternoon reading: a conversation with Colson Whitehead, reviews of novels by Naomi Booth and Courtney Maum, and more.
The Book of X by Sarah Rose Etter is a new book by Columbus-based independent press, Two Dollar Radio. If you are actively reading literature online these days, you should be aware of both Etter’s work and the press, and are probably already be excited for this book.
The novel is about Cassie, who grows up with her mother, father, and brother. Her father and brother make their living by harvesting meat in the meat quarry that exists behind their family homestead. Though her father and brother work in the quarry, Cassie has an interest in it, bordering on obsession. But this buries the lede of the novel, or rather it’s central conceit, which is that Cassie, like her mother, and her mother’s mother before her, was born with her stomach twisted into a knot.
Morning Bites: Sarah Rose Etter’s Debut, Colson Whitehead, Helen Phillips Interviewed, Fire Party Revisited, and More
In our morning reading: reviews of novels by Sarah Rose Etter and Colson Whitehead, an interview with Helen Phillips, and more.
Morning Bites: Sarah Rose Etter, Ann and Jeff VanderMeer Interviewed, Sara Lippmann Fiction, Barbara Bourland, and More
In our morning reading: an excerpt from Sarah Rose Etter’s new novel, an interview with Chia-Chia Lin, and more.
What does the month of July have to offer? Fireworks, rising temperatures, and an increased likelihood of humidity. In terms of books, the outlook is better: everything from debut fiction to reissues of cult novels, along with eagerly awaited books from some of our longtime favorites. Whether you’re headed to the beach or holing up inside with the air conditioning, this month’s new books offer plenty to delight and impress you.
Afternoon Bites: Sarah Rose Etter Interviewed, Richard Chiem’s Latest, Nicola Griffith’s Recommendations, Eugene Lim on Don DeLillo, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Sarah Rose Etter, book recommendations from Nicola Griffith, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Sarah Rose Etter Interviewed, Hanif Abdurraqib, Scott Adlerberg On Njami Simon, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Sarah Rose Etter, newly-reissued music from Reigning Sound, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Sarah Rose Etter, Mira Jacob Interviewed, N.K. Jemisin, Julius Eastman Revisited, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Sarah Rose Etter and Mira Jacob, thoughts on the music of Julius Eastman, and more.