Amy Brill’s debut novel The Movement of Starsis a story of uncommon depth and precision. Inspired by the life of the mid-19th century scientist Maria Mitchell, Brill weaves an astral tale of a young astronomer’s diligent search for the next comet amidst the complex hypocrisy of race relations thirty years before America celebrated its centennial.
In Unmastered: A Book on Desire, Most Difficult to Tell, Katherine Angel opens up. This month marks the Stateside publication of the U.K. scholar’s poetic rumination on gender, sexuality, and, of course, desire.
A Questionable Shape is ostensibly about zombies, but Sims is much less interested in chase scenes and infection countdowns than in using undeath to explore memory, home, family, love, and the question what makes a person a person rather than a zombie?
A new review of books focused on debuts, translations, and all works that would otherwise go undetected. It is a collaborative of authors, translators, and reviewers bound by one purpose: to contribute to the dialogue of literature.