Roxane Gay examines Lidia Yuknavitch‘s Chronology of Water, the current Rumpus Book Club selection. Her review is organized into handy sections, and she ends with an affirmative: “I will just say I fucking loved this book and I strongly encourage anyone reading this to buy the book immediately and then keep it beneath your pillow or shove it down your pants or crack open your rib cage and hold the book next to your heart.” If you join The Rumpus Book Club you can still receive a copy. Huzzah!
Bomb magazine’s Christie Hodgen interviews Shepard about his historical protagonists, the unity of a short-story collection, and the intersection of his short fiction and film.
Guernica interviews Timothy Donnelly about The Cloud Corporation. “Do you see a Romantic influence playing out in your work at all? Are you a Romantic?” asks writer Sean Patrick Hill.