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Man V. Nature by Diane Cook

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Cook delights in her role as fortune-teller, imparting visions of the world we will inherit, like hazy, pearl-tinged vignettes massaged from a crystal ball that are both unexpected, nightmarish prophecies and the logical fulfillment of our current world.

New York 1, Tel Aviv 0 by Shelly Oria

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It is a story that emphasizes the internal struggle of growing crazy, of what we might have to consider we’re imagining, of what exactly is real.

Interview: Yannick Grannec

Photograph by Bruno Charroy

I felt an immediate empathy for her, as though I’d always known her: she spoke to me of all these destinies of women, of these lives sacrificed for love or out of social obligation. She spoke to me of my mother, my grandmothers, and all those other women howling through my DNA.

Interview: Justin Taylor

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I think one of the things that is important to adulthood is having a sense of responsibility for oneself and for the things one puts in the world. Being able to form commitments and have relationships, romantic or otherwise—those things are big concerns in this book.

All Days Are Night by Peter Stamm

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Stamm masterfully teases out such questions and connections, the random decisions and actions that seem insignificant when isolated, yet determine major life directions when viewed in hindsight.

Seven Bad Ideas: How Mainstream Economists Have Damaged America and the World by Jeff Madrick

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While many economists have published books aiming to explain the financial collapse and Great Recession of 2008, Madrick has instead written about the fundamental misconceptions that lie at the heart of mainstream economics. And while the book isn’t nearly as lacerating as his Anti-Economist columns in Harper’s, it should be enough to make any laissez-faire believer have doubts.

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

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