This Week’s Reviews

White Blood: A Lyric of Virginia
Kiki Petrosino | Sarabande Books | 9781946448545 | May 2020
“Petrosino showcases her mastery of form.”—Arkansas International

Treason: A Sallie Bingham Reader
Sallie Bingham | Sarabande Books | 9781946448620 | August 2020
“Sallie Bingham redefines the life of Doris Duke and describes her impressive career in public talk.”—Duke Chronicle

SPEECH
Jill Magi | Nightboat Books | 9781643620077 | September 2019
“Reading Jill Magi’s newest poetry collection SPEECH is like going for a walk inside someone else’s dream. . . . SPEECH is not just a cognitive mapping of a Middle Eastern city, but the unveiling of how one ingests a physical space and attempts to produce a poetic response—a simple act of speech.”—Carolina Quarterly

The Readers’ RoomAntoine Laurain, trans. Emily Boyce, Jane Aitken, and Polly Mackintosh | Gallic Books | 9781910477977 | September 2020

“Laurain has spun a fantastically intricate web here, where the smallest detail could be significant, and, no matter how sure you are that you’ve grasped it, he is one step ahead. Joyously far-fetched and metafictional.”—Herald Scotland

The Crossroads at Midnight
Abby Howard | Iron Circus Books | 9781945820687 | February 2021
“Strong Neil Gaiman vibes. All five of the tales included here were the type that gets under your skin.”—Geek Mom

Last Dance
Hanna Schroy | Iron Circus Comics | 9781945820724 | January 2021
“A sobering fable about the prices that people pay to stay at the top of their art.”—Foreword Reviews

Azadi
Arundhati Roy | Haymarket Books | 9781642592603 | September 2020
“Roy’s Azadi is the outcome of a life of writing from the frontline of solidarity and humanism, and from a writer who is perhaps only now reaching the height of her literary powers.”—The Guardian

Feebleminded
Ariana Harwicz, trans. Annie McDermott and Carolina Orloff | Charco Press | 9781916465602 | October 2020
“This is a novel whose characters’ conflicts spill out of the page and into the prose used to tell their story, making for a searing read.”—Vol 1 Brooklyn

Dispatches from the Republic of Letters
edit. Daniel Simon | Deep Vellum Publishing | 9781646050338 | October 2020
“Dispatches gives us a multifocal perspective on the making of world literature itself.”—91st Meridian

Not One Day
Anne Garréta, trans. Emma Ramadan | Deep Vellum Publishing | 9781941920541 | May 2017

“This is a book for those who don’t mind a little unease in their reading experience. It will not go where readers expect, and that imbalance is part of the structure of the entire narrative.  It is also for those who relish language, particularly the way words can build a foundation for trust, can intimate the unspoken, and can leave you reeling.”—Rainbow Round Table Book and Media Reviews

Hotel Almighty
Sarah J. Sloat | Sarabande Books | 9781946448644 | September 2020
“Hotel Almighty is a profound work of reinvention — from King’s pop fiction to a hybrid work where houses grow wild with flowers, where one asks hell to “subside a little” (42), and where the reader enjoys every minute of the bizarre, vivid, delightful journey.”—The Indianapolis Review

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