Posts Tagged: Rumpus Reviews

Daydreams of Blackness: Some of Them Will Carry Me by Giada Scodellaro

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Scodellaro’s characters have autonomy, know their comforts and desires, and find space and safety in the corners of forgotten places. They grieve on countertops, chewing ice and waiting for the return of a lover who has left for another.

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The Imprint of a Mind: Jazmina Barrera’s Linea Nigra

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This sparse book, “an essay on pregnancy and earthquakes,” deals with the author’s dueling fears of recent and future earthquakes and her impending childbirth.

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“Do You Hearest?”: A Review of Ova Completa by Susana Thénon, tr. Rebekah Smith

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Where are you, Susana Thénon?—which I think might mean: How does Thénon achieve something more than evasion and isolation with all of this wandering around? Does she land somewhere?—“In a room where if I am I’m not or I am who cares”

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