Reviews : Fiction

'Country' by Jeff Mann

Brice Brown, country music star & protagonist of Jeff Mann’s Country, has little to be thankful for. After battling self-pity, self-loathing, religious bigotry, and just general small-town small-mindedness, Brice finally ascends from the downward spiral when a fan visits him on New Year’s Day. … read more

'Eros and Dust' by Trebor Healey

All in all, Eros and Dust is rather ambitious. The stories are constructed of thick, revealing narratives that offer a great deal of insight about the heroes and hapless within its pages… read more

‘Feder: A Scenario’ by Nathanaël

Decidedly cerebral, Feder doesn’t just involve the mind, it takes place there; the associative, disembodied voice of a narrator is quite nearly pure intellect… read more

‘The Show House’ by Dan Lopez

The Show House is a mystery that brings together murder, passion, family, and ideas of what it means to be gay in the face of normative pressures
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‘After Disasters’ by Viet Dinh

Dinh’s new novel, After Disasters, captures the fluidity of time in the wake of devastation, weaving together AIDS, earthquakes and 9/11 with a sure hand on the story’s complex tiller… read more



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