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They’re Calling You Home

Issue No. 181 ~ June, 2012

Gabe Burke, the narrator of Doug Crandell’s fourth novel, is a writer, and a genial, philosophical and searching fellow, who loves nature and has an affinity for outcasts.

Quick Fall of Light

Issue No. 164 ~ January, 2011

From asteroids and comets with ‘Earth or Bust’ tattooed on their underbellies, to stories of super volcanoes and earthquake storms, the Grand Narrative of our end always seems to draw

Citrus County

Issue No. 163 ~ December, 2010

Described by one critic as “Southern Gothic goes to middle school,” Citrus County, like its Gulf Coast namesake, feels both alien and alarmingly familiar. Brandon, who grew up just

First, Do No Harm

Issue No. 162 ~ November, 2010

Knife Music, the title of David Carnoy’s debut novel, refers to the soundtrack surgeons choose to accompany their own performance in the operating room. This medical thriller opens like a scene from one of the better episodes of ER.

Sh*t My Dad Says

Issue No. 159 ~ August, 2010

What followed is nothing short of publishing history, as Halpern went from zero Twitter followers to a book deal with HarperCollins in less than two months. But that’s a topic for another story...

Hints and Allegations: poems by Amanda J. Bradley

Issue No. 159 ~ August, 2010

Hints and Allegations, Poems by Amanda J. Bradley. NYQ Books. New York, 2009. 74 pages. $14.95. The feisty and assertive nature of the unnamed protagonist in many of Amanda J. Bradley’s poems is as compelling and well-defined as a novelist’s. The apparently autobiographical rendering of …

2666

Issue No. 158 ~ July, 2010

Roberto Bolaño’s final novel 2666, released posthumously, is a sprawling literary tome. It’s the kind of work that possesses a staggering amount of angles, gliding through time periods, characters, both widespread and intimate violence, sexuality, and Bolaño’s expertise, the imagining and dismantling of artists.