Reading suggestions from author Celeste Ng for these f**ked-up times: worlds more—or, okay, just differently—f**ked up than ours.
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Matthew Baker discusses his new story collection, WHY VISIT AMERICA.
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There are so many happy endings that dystopia and utopia become almost indistinguishable by the novel’s end. ...more
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Helen Phillips discusses her new novel, THE NEED.
Tags: alopecia universalis, Breastfeeding, Dept. of Speculation, doppelganger, Exit West, Fever Dream, Frances Yackel, Frankenstein, genre, Helen Phillips, horror, identity, Italo Calvino, Jenny Offill, kafka, Karen Russell, Margaret Atwood, Mary Shelley, Mohsin Hamid, motherhood, nursing, on monsters, Orange World, Renata Adler, Rett syndrome, Samantha Schweblin, science fiction, Some Possible Solutions, speculative fiction, Speedboat, The Beautiful Bureaucrat, The Handmaid's Tale, The Need, Thriller, Ursula K. Le Guin
Indie bookstore news from across the country and around the world!
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Karen Russell discusses her newest collection, ORANGE WORLD AND OTHER STORIES.
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Rumpus editors share a list of books to read as the fight for reproductive rights intensifies.
Tags: A Book of American Martyrs, Blue Rose, Brit Bennett, Carol Muske-Dukes, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Crazy Horse's Girlfriend, Desiree Cooper, Dorothy Roberts, Elena Gutierrez, Erika T Wurth, Handbook for a Post-Roe America, Herland, Jael Silliman, joyce carol oates, Kassi Underwood, Killing the Black Body, Know the Mother, Kwoya Fagin Maples, Laura Kaplan, Leah Hayes, leela corman, Leni Zumas, Loretta Ross, Margaret Atwood, Marlene Gerber Fried, May Cause Love, Mend, Mira Ptacin, naomi alderman, Not Funny Ha-Ha, Poor Your Soul, Red Clocks, Robin Marty, Seam, Tarfia Faizullah, The Handmaid's Tale, The Mothers, The Power, The Story of Jane, Undivided Rights, Unterzakhn, What to Read When
Nothing seems fixed or stable anymore except ongoing instability. ...more
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Adrian Todd Zuniga discusses his debut novel, COLLISION THEORY.
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What I know and don’t know about men matters. What men know and don’t know about themselves matters more. ...more
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Rumpus editors share our Nobel Prize in Literature predictions with you!
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Our voices are our weapons, and in these books, young women speak, shout, and scream the truths that you are not alone, you are not forgotten, and you are not done fighting.
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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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At The Establishment, Laura Beans discusses the importance of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale as a predictive novel, drawing many connections between the novel and increasing attempts to control women’s bodies: Instead of seeming further from the truth, the novel’s warnings only seem to echo louder in recent years. Atwood’s analysis of her own twisted […]
The response to [the Handmaid’s Tale] was interesting. The English, who had already had their religious civil war, said, “Jolly good yarn.” The Canadians in their nervous way, said, “Could it happen here?” And the Americans said, “How long have we got?” For Lit Hub, Grant Munroe interviews Margaret Atwood on seemingly everything, touching on the […]
Grand dame of literature and author of more than 50 books, Margaret Atwood talks to The Rumpus about gender, privacy, the law of improved weaponry, and the brave new world of online publishing.