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Rookie Report: Xhenet Aliu

Domesticated Wild Things and Other Stories University of Nebraska Press September, 2013 The kids spray themselves with invisible cans of aerosol disinfectant when Feather Ann comes near. You know that this is true in school, in summer camp, at the playground, anywhere packs of young humans gather to prey on the genetically weaker of their

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August 30, 2013

Rookie Report: Elizabeth Cohen

The Hypothetical Girl, stories Other Press August, 2013 You want to believe in a future with the man. But the future is cloudy, like the lake that extends from your head now when you sleep is cloudy. You want to believe that love is strong. You want to believe. This is the part where you say

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August 23, 2013

One Cup of Curiosity, Thawed: In Conversation with Sarah Gerkensmeyer

“Each time their husband found them bunched up together on one of the couches, chuckling and chortling, or in the heavy swing out on the back porch doing the same, he’d laugh and look at them sideways and say, shyly, in his feathery voice: Hear my voice, ye careless daughters. Number three knew that this

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June 4, 2013

A Provisional Limbo: Sarah Gerkensmeyer’s What You Are Now Enjoying

Autumn House Press, 2013 Reviewed by W.M. Lobko The plenty clever title of Sarah Gerkensmeyer’s debut volume of short stories does indeed apply to you, dear reader. The way in which it applies to you, however, reveals itself gradually: this volume is defined as much by restraint and subtlety as it is by surprise. Upon

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June 4, 2013

Waiting for the Happy Times to End: Jim Gavin’s Middle Men

Simon & Schuster, February 2013 Reviewed by Douglas Silver Thomas Pynchon observed of Los Angeles’ environs in The Crying of Lot 49: “Like so many named places in California it was less an identifiable city than a grouping of concepts—census tracts, special purpose bond-issue districts, shopping nuclei, all overlaid with access roads to its own

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March 13, 2013

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