Reviews : Fiction

'Talk' by Linda Rosenkrantz

Talk is a slender novel narrowly focused on three friends slowly embracing adulthood as the nation prepares to lose much of its innocence. It’s blazingly witty, unexpectedly touching, and note-perfect…. read more

'Let Me Explain You' by Annie Liontas

Let Me Explain You is a story about relationships—between sisters, between countrymen, between people and place, between food and memory, between languages, between time and space… read more

'Hotel Living' by Ioannis Pappos

Management consultants don’t exactly sound like the kind of people that would make for interesting summer reading: they evoke thoughts of boardrooms, airport lounges, expense accounts, and the kind of asshole with whom not many people would want to spend time. Stathis, the protagonist of Ioannis Pappos’ Hotel Living, fits all those descriptions and more,… read more

'Counternarratives' by John Keene

The remarkable thing about this kind of book–this expansive, wide-reaching book–is that the writer expects the reader to be as well-read as they are, or to at least engage with the text in an intentional way… read more

‘The Brink’ by Austin Bunn

The Brink is a fast-paced, slim, engrossing collection that reminds its reader of one of life’s most essential truths: we’re always on the cusp of something new, and every passing moment, for better or worse, changes us… read more