, the characters seem to beg of the reader, imagined mirrors of the real lives lost and mourned. ...more
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I wonder, then, what it is to die. Perhaps to die is a matter of location. ...more
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Liz Breazeale discusses her debut story collection, EXTINCTION EVENTS.
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Set in post-Katrina New Orleans, Chris Tusa’s second novel, In the City of Falling Stars (Livingston Press, September 2016), tells a tale of paranoia and intrigue. Maurice Delahoussaye witnesses dead birds falling from the sky, and becomes convinced the air is toxic. With equal parts humor and depravity, the novel chronicles a fractured family amidst a […]
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