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Interviews |

Showing the Human Face: An Interview with Yang Huang

“A writer can create a more just world in books by shining a light on that injustice”: Yang Huang chats with Kaitlin Solimine about family, Chinese history, and her new collection, My Old Faithful, winner of the University of Massachusetts Press Juniper Prize for Fiction.


Reviews |

Black Holes and Blue Windows: Truth and Fiction in Aetherial Worlds

“It’s these aetherial worlds referred to in the title, these never-existing possibilities that Tolstaya explores through her writing. Texts, stories, are the essences that construct our lives. Whether consciously or unconsciously, whether intentionally fabricating or telling our version of the truth, we’re creating, with language, a narrative.”


Shop Talk |

Stories We Love: “Sole Suspect,” by Laura Hulthen Thomas

“She captures so beautifully the isolation that many feel in an increasingly cloistered Midwest, the desperation we all experience in our teeter-totter of needs and wants”: Mike Ferro appreciates Laura Hulthen Thomas’s “Sole Suspect” in this Stories We Love essay.


Shop Talk |

Stories We Love: “On This Day You Are All Your Ages,” by Jack Driscoll

“Driscoll was a poet before turning to fiction. Poetic language is dreamlike, and therefore suited to close narration. And Driscoll’s elegant language anchors the reader in the haunting dream.”




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