Posts Tagged: peter orner

Peter Orner Reading Thursday

By

Bay Area readers, listen up: Rumpus columnist Peter Orner is doing a reading Thursday evening at 5:00 in UC Berkeley’s Morrison Library as part of the Story Hour series. Will he read from his latest novel Love and Shame and Love? Something new? Juan Rulfo fanfiction? (Kidding.) Go find out! And if you can’t make […]

...more

Love, Lust, and Havoc

By

At The New York Times, Rumpus columnist Peter Orner reviews Adam Levin’s new story collection, Hot Pink. “Life in Hot Pink is raw, messy, yet replete with moments of awkward grace. There are times when these characters hold steady amid the mayhem, when the long, crazy struggle makes fleeting sense.”

...more

More Praise for Love and Shame and Love

By

The Jewish Daily Forward reviews November’s Rumpus Book Club selection, Peter Orner’s Love and Shame and Love. “Part epic, part bildungsroman, Peter Orner’s “Love and Shame and Love” is a refreshing departure from the shtetl nostalgia shtick that has come to typify contemporary American Jewish fiction. Orner’s characters are complex, but their quirks, like their […]

...more

There’s Still Time to Get Love and Shame and Love!

By

November’s Book Club selection is Love and Shame and Love (Little, Brown), a novel by Peter Orner (whose column you can follow here on the Rumpus). Orner traverses three generations of the Popper family, through which he considers the intricate realities of the American family.  The esteemed and hilarious Daniel Handler called it “epic like […]

...more

Fall’s Rumpus Book Club Selections

By

The Rumpus Book Club is proudly presenting Zipper Mouth, Laurie Weeks’s debut novel as our October pick. Published by the Feminist Press, it tells the story of a New York junkie, along with the “exalted night-club epiphanies” and “devastating morning-after hangovers.” And the book comes with a ringing endorsement from Michelle Tea. An excerpt was […]

...more

Brief Thoughts on Alvaro Mutis’s “The Tramp Steamer’s Last Port Of Call”

By

There is a line of James Wright I have always loved: “Where is the sea, that once solved the whole loneliness of the Midwest?” Re-reading one of the great modern sea stories, “The Tramp Steamer’s Last Port of Call,” by the Colombian writer Alvaro Mutis, I thought of this line of Wright’s. As if loneliness […]

...more