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The Harder They Come by T.C. Boyle

harder they come

“They were all just criminals anyway, every politician bought and sold by the special interests and the cops nothing more than their private army.”

Interview: Emma Hooper

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I am driven by the need to understand myself further. But for me I think this means understanding more fully where I—where we all—sit within the huge, ancient and wonderful intersection of all things.

The Fifth Gospel by Ian Caldwell


I’m trying to figure out how to understand Ian Caldwell’s much-awaited second novel, The Fifth Gospel, which is described by the people promoting the book as both a “literary thriller” and “a masterpiece.”

Lies, First Person by Gail Hareven


Is there a limit to freedom of expression? Should some actions not be forgiven? These two questions form the core of Israeli author Gail Hareven’s powerful novel Lies, First Person.

The Country of Ice Cream Star by Sandra Newman

Ice cream star

“My name be Ice Cream fifteen star. My brother be Driver Eighteen Star, and my ghost brother Mo-Jacques Five Star, dead when I myself was only six years old. Still my heart be rain for him, my brother dead of posies little.”

Interview: Amit Chaudhuri

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I have to clarify, as of now, that autobiography does not interest me. I’m not interested in telling people the story of my life, I’m more interested in modes of perception, of experience, what it means to be looking out of a window.

In Print

Current Issue:

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Issue #2 Features:
Reza Aslan
Lydia Davis
C.K. Williams
Siri Hustvedt
Amy Grace Loyd
Dale Jamieson
Lipika Pelham
Daniel Bevacqua
Juan Pablo Roncone
Nicole Treska

Artwork by:
Lisa Alonzo
Matthew Brandt
Kevin Cooley
Alan Cote

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Edwidge Danticat
Lydia Davis
John Freeman
Charles Simic
Joyce Carol Oates
David James Poissant
Nelly Reifler
Naveen Kishore
Raymond Strom
Justin Taylor
Dale Jamieson
Bonnie Nadzam

Artwork by:
Edward Burtynsky
Bill Richards
Mark Steinmetz
Drew Tal
Johan Van Mullem
Eric Zener