Welcome to the weekend Rumpus roundup, where we showcase our finest weekend features in case you actually have a life and don’t sit in front of the computer all Saturday and Sunday.
Here you will see an interview with adventurous L.A. writer Cecil Castellucci about her latest book, a charming graphic novel for kids called Odd Duck, and the value of adults giving picture books to other adults.
And over here, you’ll find a heart-stopping essay about the rage passed down from father to daughter, the source of both power and extraordinary pain. A preview:
The man is down, hands in his face. I stomp on his foot. I bring my knee up, aim for his groin. Then I hear him crying. The smallness of the sound brings me back to being cornered, with only my hands, my tiny, pitiful hands, to defend me.