Michael Redhill’s Bellevue Spiral (2017)

2017-11-09T08:13:20+00:00

Whether or not it's 50%, there is a part of Michael Redhill who is Inger Ash Wolfe; he has published four mysteries using this pseudonym. And, so, there is certainly some Michael Redhill, in Hazel Micallef, too. Hazel being the heroine of that series. But she's a character, you

Michael Redhill’s Bellevue Spiral (2017) 2017-11-09T08:13:20+00:00

Tracey Lindberg’s Birdie (2016)

2016-11-21T12:05:04+00:00

Even when Bernice is liked, she's not necessarily liked for the person she is, but for the person someone believes her to be.  This is largely why she leaves herself, why she learns to fly. "I wonder how fascinated she’d be if she knew that I’d been fucked before I

Tracey Lindberg’s Birdie (2016) 2016-11-21T12:05:04+00:00

Zoe Whittall’s The Best Kind of People

2017-07-24T15:22:56+00:00

It begins with something extraordinary. "Almost a decade earlier, a man with a .45-70 Marlin hunting rifle walked through the front doors of Avalon Hills prep school. He didn't know that he was about to become a living symbol of the age of white men shooting into crowds." House

Zoe Whittall’s The Best Kind of People 2017-07-24T15:22:56+00:00

June 2016, In My Bookbag

2016-06-26T10:49:55+00:00

In which I discuss some of the skinny volumes, which have nestled into my bookbag (while longer works, like Marge Piercy's Gone to Soldiers and Elena Ferrante's My Brilliant Friend, were left at home. Vivek Shraya's God Loves Hair is illustrated by Juliana Neufeld, a full-page image introducing each of

June 2016, In My Bookbag 2016-06-26T10:49:55+00:00

A Voice of One’s Own: Jon Chan Simpson and Marion Milner

2015-09-16T11:00:34+00:00

Jon Chan Simpson invites readers into a world of "abductions, gunshots, commando dads, street-poet moms", a world populated by gangs and kidnapping conspiracies. "‘This thing - chinksta.’ She stumbled over the word, at first but pulled herself through it. ‘You’re worried this is all you got,’ she said. 'This is

A Voice of One’s Own: Jon Chan Simpson and Marion Milner 2015-09-16T11:00:34+00:00