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07.28.11
Fiction
Hello, I'm Jess. I'm an indie author/artist/poet/non-conformist ;) As a writer, it has always been a passion and purpose of mine to challenge the status quo. I'm always eager to cross-promote with other writers/artists/etc., in the form of Q&A's or discussions
11.12.10
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"That's how I come to see him before he sees me. He's leaning against a tree, like part of the forest himself in his green tunic, his brown leather boots. As I watch, he closes his eyes as if summoning some
06.01.10
Fiction
Brian Conn’s debut novel is called The Fixed Stars: Thirty-Seven Emblems for the Perilous Season. It is such a singular achievement that I would urge him to never publish another novel again – or at least to do so under a
06.01.10
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The prose of Joanna Ruocco’s remarkable debut novel The Mothering Coven is so exuberant and thoroughly enlivening in its contagious and cheeky love for the mutability of language’s meanings that its plot often seemed to serve a subsidiary role to its
05.27.10
Fiction
Kim Gek Lin Short has written a beguiling and entirely enthralling collection of related prose poems; it is so unusual and provocative in its subtle oddities that I wonder how aware she is of what she’s done. This is always a
05.27.10
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It seems a fairly uncontroversial claim to make that, during the nigh-interminable four weeks between the announcement of this year's Pulitzer Prize winners and last week's second edition of the recipient of its award for Fiction, Tinkers was the most widely sought-after
04.30.10
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The relatively recent single volume republication of Nathanael West’s novels Miss Lonelyhearts and The Day of the Locust aroused my attention not, as I imagine they didn’t particularly many other readers, because of what I’d heard were canny satires of
04.20.10
Fiction
Awaiting each new issue of the simply remarkable Triple Canopy is a pleasure matched only by each issue's arrival; that the content of each issue is unfurled over time, and does not come in one fell-swoop of intimidating new material to set
01.26.10
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I was initially saddened by the news of J.D. Salinger's passing, but this sadness was quickly replaced by uncertainty. His books meant the world to me a few years ago, as I'm sure they did to countless high school kids, and
01.20.10
Fiction
Joshua Ferris is the author of Then We Came to The End and The Unnamed, both of which are published by Little, Brown and Company, the latter just this month. I spoke with Mr. Ferris by phone in December 2009 about
01.06.10
Fiction
In The Naked and The Conflicted, an op-ed piece in the Sunday Book Review of The New York Times, Katie Roiphe offers an uneasily defiant defense of the sex scenes – alternately reviled and lauded for their exuberantly misogynistic perversities –
01.04.10
Fiction
I am a fresh convert. I recently started tutoring an eleven-year-old girl who speaks fluent ‘Edward,’ and little else. Upon first meeting my young charge, I had absolutely no idea what she was talking about. Her mother informed me that her
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