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The Restless

by Rebecca Foster

In Gerty Dambury’s "The Restless", living and dead members of a Guadeloupe neighborhood recount the tragic aftermath of a deadly protest. The novel is inspired by real events and a shocking cover-up. On May 24, 1967, a union strike in... Read More

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In Praise of Shadows

by Meg Nola

Rintoul’s narration is mellow and erudite, offering a vocal continuity to Tanizaki’s fascinating thoughts. "In Praise of Shadows", Junichiro Tanizaki’s 1933 essay on aspects of Japanese design and culture, finds a new dimension in... Read More

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Yiza

by Meagan Logsdon

Interwoven with the stark realism of the novel are hints of a fairy tale. Simultaneously bleak and hopeful, Michael Köhlmeier’s "Yiza" traverses the expansive landscape of human suffering as seen through the eyes of displaced migrant... Read More

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Old Rendering Plant

by Monica Carter

Slim, feverish, and grim, the novella eulogizes the darkness of Germany’s history. How well do you know your neighborhood? The earth beneath you? These two questions lead to the cultivated, dream-state prose of Wolfgang Hilbig’s "Old... Read More

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Anima

by Susan Waggoner

On one level, the book is a classic murder mystery; on a deeper level, it echoes humanity at its most primal. Nature may be red in tooth and claw, but in Wajdi Mouawad’s outstanding novel, "Anima", it’s humans who are claw-deep in... Read More

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