Clara B. Jones reviews Do Your Own Laundry, “an inspired hybrid project formulated by Suzanne Stein and Steve Benson” displaying “discursive tension of an interpersonal nature as each author exerts their identity and agency in a process moving from relative strangers to, more or less, intimate partners.”
Intertwining the visceral with the uncanny, Sarah Rose Etter’s gorgeous debut novel, The Book of X, turns an outsider’s coming-of-age narrative into a struggle for survival against the everyday.
“Registration Caspar is urgently prophetic, a mirror onto the future, a mirror quite necessary where our own Vladi(mirrors) are Estra(gone).” Michael Martrich reviews.
“Who is speaking to you? Is it the man with the crooked nose or is it the woman with the crooked chin? And what’s that noise?” Paul Cunningham reviews Joshua Kornreich’s richly styled and mysterious new novel, Horsebuggy.
A friend of Borges, and a massive force within the history of twentieth century Argentine poetics, Oliverio Girondo’s avant-garde language-play finds fabulous new life in Open Letter’s translation by Rachel Galvin & Harris Feinsod. Joseph Houlihan reviews.
Part music review and part road trip story about the singer-songwriter John R. Miller, Sam Farahmand provides the portrait of an artist finding sobriety and a stronger sense of self on his sophomore album.
“death-lot is telling us our strategies will lose in the long term, isn’t it? This sounds nihilistic…” Clara B. Jones with a review-in-dialogue of new work by Andy Martrich.
“Though the novel is more farcical than satirical, Nutt channels some of literature’s greatest satirists, from the rhetorical elusiveness of Nikolai Gogol’s Dead Souls to Thomas Pynchon’s zany subplots to George Saunders’ big-hearted generosity.” Connor Goodwin reviews.
Foundational Atlanta singer-songwriter K. Michelle Dubois returns with her third solo album, Harness, engaging new terrain between the underground and mainstream pop, a la the Breeders. Randal O’Wain reviews.