On Archives and Authorship: Lee Kravetz’s The Last Confessions of Sylvia P.
Throughout the book, Kravetz seamlessly blends fact and fiction in order to bring readers right up to the periphery of the impenetrable world of Sylvia Plath.
Equestrian Monuments: Translating the Moments of Nostalgia and Reflection
This ominous “you” appears throughout the series, indicating longing and comparison to the past.
The American Gaze on Silent Winds, Dry Seas
Silent Winds, Dry Seas is a novel primarily about Mauritius and Mauritians, and a sensitivity to this point as well as an understanding of who we are is a must if the work is to be assessed on merit.
Justice in L.A.: A Review of Natashia Deón’s Literary Fantasy The Perishing
Using multiple perspectives and an excitingly jumbled timeline, Deón crafts a narrative that is equal parts coming-of-age and epic historical fiction.
The Awkwardness of Adolescence: A Review of Emme Lund’s The Boy with a Bird in His Chest
In her debut novel, The Boy with a Bird in His Chest, Emme Lund celebrates queer joy through Owen Tanner’s journey to family, freedom, and love.
Kim Fu’s 21st-Century Bestiary
Fu paints us pictures of the monsters that loom in the distance of our 21st-century lives that are at times both abstract and clear as day.
Modernized Folklore: Blending the Natural, Spiritual, and Technological in A Snake Falls to Earth
A Snake Falls to Earth acts as a cautionary tale, warning readers of our potential to either intentionally or inadvertently eradicate entire species and cultures, but also offers hope for our ability to reverse the effects of such dramatic devastation.
Escaping Through the Cracks and Crackles: On Cynthia Cruz’s Melancholia of Class
Cruz makes clear the dire need to claim one’s place in class struggle and to work towards a communal negation that counteracts the assimilation to a culture that attempts to sweep so many under the rug of its system.