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Fiction: Novels

By Rachel Cusk

Like much of Rachel Cusk’s writing, Second Place feels more like a conduit for philosophical and cultural thought than mere storytelling. Told in the first person, Cusk’s 11th work of fiction recounts a summer in ... Read More »

April 19, 2021 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels, Reviews

By Russell Banks

Midway through Foregone, the latest novel from Russell Banks, the main character recalls a woman who published a memoir titled My Autobiography as I Remember It. Banks’s protagonist, a Canadian-American documentary filmmaker named Leonard Fife, ... Read More »

April 12, 2021 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels, Reviews

By Keath Fraser

Is there a more misunderstood or neglected literary form than the novella? Even more than poetry or short fiction, the novella tends to get overlooked by readers and publishers alike, neither seeming to know quite ... Read More »

March 15, 2021 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels, Reviews

By Pasha Malla

Pasha Malla’s third novel opens with a love letter in which the unnamed narrator expresses his undying affection for the “remarkable institution” that is the local mall. He is applying for a residency program at ... Read More »

February 4, 2021 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels, Reviews