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Their Houses

by Karen Rigby

A foreboding tale of longing for solace ignites the rural West Virginia setting of Meredith Sue Willis’s "Their Houses". Dinah and Grace are sisters whose childhood was marked by their father’s alcoholism and their mother’s... Read More

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Paradise Rot

by Karen Rigby

Musician Jenny Hval’s "Paradise Rot" follows a Norwegian biology student and her hypertuned sensitivities. Electric, idiosyncratic, and disturbing observations elucidate Jo’s sexual awakening. Newly arrived in an English university... Read More

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Tacky Goblin

by Rachel Jagareski

T. Sean Steele’s "Tacky Goblin" is a clever, loopy novella that relates the journal entries of an unnamed twentysomething central character. He drifts through ennui-laden days in his parents’ home in Chicago, surviving demonic... Read More

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The Book of Hidden Things

by Karen Rigby

A mystifying exploration of unbelief and faith, Francesco Dimitri’s "The Book of Hidden Things" dazzles with portraits of men at a crossroads. When a band of childhood friends—now in their thirties—gather for their annual meeting... Read More

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