Jacques Rancourt discusses his new collection, BROCKEN SPECTRE.
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Rebecca Makkai discusses her forthcoming third novel,
The Great Believers, how she arrived at the book’s structure, and the story and its characters. ...more
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Life, the book. The long gay book. / Do you remember? Should you remember? / What are our stories about? In an essay for Lit Hub, Matthew Cheney narrates growing up during the AIDS crisis, and the intertwined relationships between his identity, the plays he clung to, the books he coveted, and the ghostly presences […]
The city has risen up in response, and rebellion is taking many forms. ...more
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