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The Accident

by Michael Beeman

Romanian author Mihail Sebastian’s The Accident, translated into English here for the first time, is a compelling, mercurial novel. French teacher Nora slips while exiting a tram in 1934 Bucharest, sustains superficial injuries, and is... Read More

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The Katyn Order

by Michael Beeman

In 1940 the Soviet army executed 20,000 Polish army officers and civilians, a command issued from the highest authority, the eponymous Katyn Order of Jacobson’s second historical thriller. As the German army withdraws from Poland in... Read More

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Greetings from Below

by Michael Beeman

The aggregate tale created by the linked stories in David Philip Mullins’s award-winning "Greetings from Below" is not so much a coming-of-age story as one of growth through attrition. Mullin’s impressive debut traces the pivotal... Read More

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Welcome to Miami, Doctor Leal

by Michael Beeman

Cuban-American Dr. Otto Leal’s return from Sweden to his home city of Miami is doomed before it begins. Things are already bad enough for the doctor. His brother, Samuelito, has died under mysterious circumstances, prompting this... Read More

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Beyond Katrina

by Michael Beeman

“This is a love letter to the Gulf Coast,” Natasha Trethewey writes in “Liturgy,” one of the many excellent poems interspersed through the prose of "Beyond Katrina", “a praise, a song, a dirge, invocation and benediction, a... Read More

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