Review: Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado

Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado Published 2017 by Graywolf Press $16.00 paperback ISBN 978-1555977887 By Wesley Cohen From the start of her debut collection Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado demonstrates that she understands the power of stories, their place as both a tool and a weapon. In the […]Read More

Review: Catapult by Emily Fridlund

Catapult by Emily Fridlund Published 2017 by Sarabande Books $16.95 paperback ISBN 978-1946448057 By Noah Sanders Emily Fridlund’s new book of short stories—Catapult—plays in the sandbox of transition. Her characters are mired in the midway point between what’s occurred and what happens next, attempting (and mostly failing) to try and suss out just how to […]Read More

Review: We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates

We Were Eight Years In Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates Published 2017 by One World $28.00 hardcover ISBN 978-0525624516 By Noah Sanders You may feel slightly irked that the newest release from massively popular intellectual and memoirist (and comic book writer) Ta-Nehisi Coates has a collection of his already published essays from The Atlantic. For a […]Read More

Review: The Missing Girl by Jacqueline Doyle

The Missing Girl by Jacqueline Doyle Published 2017 by Black Lawrence Press $8.95 paperback ISBN 978-1-62557-983-6 By Wesley Cohen In her interview for Speaking of Marvels, Jacqueline Doyle describes the fascination behind her new fiction chapbook The Missing Girl: “For a long while I was haunted by stories of abused or murdered or missing girls.” […]Read More

Review: A Loving, Faithful Animal by Josephine Rowe

  A Loving, Faithful Animal by Josephine Rowe Published 2017 by Catapult $16.95 paperback ISBN 978-1936787579 By Noah Sanders Josephine Rowe’s outstanding debut novel, A Loving, Faithful Animal, follows a poor, Australian family marred by the pain inflicted on them by a now non-existent father figure. The father, Jack, is comparable to a natural disaster, […]Read More

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