With its maze-like layers, James chose an ambitious project for a debut novel.
Miraculous Space: A Review of Dog Flowers by Danielle Geller
An intricate life, laden with all of its relational off-ramps and delicate emotional networks, has been organized into this memoir but remains fundamentally intact — raw — in a way that only an archivist could manage.
Abuse, Neglect, and Escape: A Book Review of Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh
Reading a story through memories feels like an old movie, a movie that predates the Second World War.
Coarsely, Shockingly Real: A Review of My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh
Unlikeable main characters abound in modern fiction, and this novel does not break that mold.
A Literary Quilt Woven of Golden Thread: Review of How Much of These Hills Is Gold by C Pam Zhang
How Much of These Hills Is Gold is a novel that looks readers in the eye, never flinching from its own intensity.