Reviews : Fiction

'Immaculate Blue' by Paul Russell

With Immaculate Blue, Paul Russell brings to a close four memorable friendships that loved deeply enough to always risk its often faltering arrows… read more

'All We Lack' by Sandra Moran

“Oh, sometimes it is as if desire itself had been given form, and acreage, and I’d been left for lost there” –Carl Phillips  It is easy to walk around the world insularly. To exist in the multiple narratives of confluence, without being jarred away. A million magical things happen a day, I read recently, in… read more

'Parade' by Michael Graves

Like a pair of mismatched fraternal twins, the cousins Reggie Lauderdale and Elmer Mott form the literary odd couple at the center of Parade, debut novel by Michael Graves. Reggie; gay, uptight, conflicted, hypochondriac, deeply religious, and desperately trying to be good, serves as a foil to Elmer; a straight, dissolute, ne’er-do-well who seeks to… read more

'Fox Tooth Heart' by John McManus

John McManus’s new collection Fox Tooth Heart is a gripping, often tragic meditation on the vast distance between inner life and outer expectations… read more

'The Repercussions' by Catherine Hall

The Repercussions does not try to explain war, nor does it try to call us to action. It is simply a chronicle of the ways human beings mess each other up and what it takes, on an individual level, to keep on living… read more