Joyland published an excerpt of A Room with a Darker View: Chronicles of My Mother and Schizophrenia by Claire Phillips (DoppelHouse) on March 29.
Category Archives: Reviews
Warning to the Crocodiles by Antonio Lobo Antunes, trans. Karen C. Sherwood Sotelino (Dalkey Archive Press, September 2021)
“I return again and again to Lobo Antunes’s fictive worlds because, with his use of pitch black humor and his precise attention to humanity (and the ways humans can be humiliated) against a broader historical backdrop—this supposedly impossible fusion of aestheticism and social reference—his fictive worlds seem inexhaustible.”—Full Stop
The Vanished Collection by Pauline Baer de Perignon, trans. Natasha Lehrer (New Vessel Press, January 2022)
“This true story of a single, ‘forgotten’ episode in a long-running series of art-restitution sagas reveals how an inexperienced, self-taught investigator uncovered a Nazi-era art theft through clever detection and extraordinary persistence . . . She also untangles the roots of her own uncomfortable heritage as a Jew in post-WW2 Paris.”—Art & Object
Angélica Gorodischer’s Kalpa Imperial, trans. Ursula K. Le Guin (Small Beer Press) and Michal Ajvaz’s The Other City (Dalkey Archive Press) were featured among Esquire‘s picks for the 50 best fantasy books of all time.
Diamonds by Camille Guthrie (BOA Editions, October 2021)
“Camille Guthrie’s Diamonds brings forth a speaker who confronts such feelings, and in the midst of middle age, divorce, and the search for reassurance of importance, we find a life that seeks to shrug off surmounting struggles and shine.”—Colorado Review
Sarah Bowen, author of Sacred Sendoffs: An Animal Chaplain’s Advice for Surviving Animal Loss, Making Life Meaningful, & Trying to Heal the Planet (Monkfish Book Publishing), recently appeared on the All Creatures podcast.