Translated by Betty Wilson The Haiti of Yanick Lahens‘ path-breaking short fiction is a country demanding our compassion as it reveals to us its horrors. Through her elliptical and sharp style she succeeds in conveying the [...]
Introduction by Nancy Krygowski For years, I’ve used the phrase a thin layer of white chocolate to refer to Sherrie Flick’s perfectly detailed imagination, a gift that is central to her fiction. The story goes that [...]
The crowd at Gist Street. Photo by Jonathan Green (Popcity.) The first Friday of each month around 6:30pm, a line begins to form along Gist Street in Pittsburgh’s Uptown neighborhood. If it’s raining, people clutch umbrellas. [...]
Soon to be published in twenty-five languages, Sofi Oksanen’s award-winning novel Purge is a suspenseful tale of two women dogged by their own shameful pasts and the dark, unspoken history that binds them. When Aliide Truu, [...]
In Joe Speedboat the inhabitants of a sleepy rural town are shaken awake by the arrival of a kinetic young visionary—the eponymous Joe. After a violent farming accident plunges him into a coma for six months, young Frankie Hermans [...]
Entierro ¿Qué tan caliente fue horrible en esa iglesia, muchacha. No sé por qué vinieron a la misa fúnebre tan temprano. Deberían poner aire acondicionado en lasiglesias. No piense que esto es la primera vez que pienso: yo te [...]
“Do you think they’ll call a state of emergency?” Rita asks. She doesn’t know, this kind of situation is unheard-of; there are a ton of different accounts of what’s happened and the president is extremely nervous. [...]
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