Classic 1930s novella of drifting and hard-drinking in Paris
AMERICAS AND THE CARIBBEAN Translated by Lisa Dillman This novella, first published in 2013, and published in English translation by And Other Stories in 2016, comes in at barely 100 pages, so I was able to read it in a single day. Set during a mysterious mosquito-borne pandemic, I found it to be a comically …
Reflections on art and life from Pulitzer-prize winning memoirist and novelist Hisham Mater
A Georgian novel published in 2020 by Peirene about the residents of a school for abandoned children
Poetic auto fiction from Ocean Vuong
I loved this short, sharp shock of a novel. Think you’re a bad mother? It’s ok, you’re not as bad as Vibeke.
Translated from the Spanish by Megan McDowell AMERICAS AND THE CARIBBEAN This is a short sharp shock of a book, a hallucinatory horror story that builds up a constant hum of excruciating tension over its 150 pages. Published in Spanish as Distancia de rescate (Rescue Distance), the modern gothic, body-swap novella is apparently inspired by …