Book Reviews

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  • Ozalid


    By Biswamit Dwibedy

    The spirit of Gertrude Stein’s inquisitions into structure hovers over the opening of Biswamit Dwibedy’s...

  • Drain


    By Davis Schneiderman

    In formulating his conceit for the novel Drain, Davis Schneiderman takes a page from forbears...

  • The Dandelion Clock

    The Dandelion Clock

    By Daniel Tiffany

    Daniel Tiffany's highly musical collection The Dandelion Clock presents Middle English phrases alongside song lyrics,...

  • Drowned Boy

    Drowned Boy

    By Jerry Gabriel

    Jerry Gabriel's characters seem to spring from the cracks in the sidewalks, allowing the town's...

  • Hollow Out

    Hollow Out

    By Kelsea Habecker

    Surviving the arctic winter, dealing with a relationship pulling apart, and living in an Inupiat...

  • Eschaton


    By Michael Heller

    Eschaton by Michael Heller, published by Talisman House, is a collection of largely philosophically discursive...

  • Anamnesis


    By Lucy Ives

    Maxine Chernoff asks an important question in her introduction to the Slope Editions Book Prize...

  • Grief Hut

    Grief Hut

    By Nancy Mitchell

    Despite the growing popularity of shows such as A&E’s Intervention, which seem to have the...

  • The Odds of Being

    The Odds of Being

    By Daneen Wardrop

    "Odds" are handicaps that offer a weaker player a chance of winning against a stronger...

  • Boris by the Sea

    Boris by the Sea

    By Matvei Yankelevich

    Matvei Yankelevich's Boris by the Sea is, as Rosemarie Waldrop says in her blurb on...

  • Prayers for Sale

    Prayers for Sale

    By Sandra Dallas

    Eighty-six-year-old Hennie Comfort has lived in the rugged mining town of Middle Swan since before...

  • Micrographia


    By Emily Wilson

    Emily Wilson draws inspiration from Robert Hooke's seventeenth-century publication of the same name that...

  • The Last Dickens

    The Last Dickens

    By Matthew Pearl

    Matthew Pearl's first novel, The Dante Club (2003), surprised critics with its erudite blending of...