Pauline Holdstock’s The Hunter and the Wild Girl (2015)


Despite its sedate and unassuming cover, Pauline Holdstock's The Hunter and the Wild Girl begins in a rush. Goose Lane, 2015 "With a shriek of splintering boards, the girl breaks into daylight and stands blinded, panting, sucking air as if it were a great hot soup, her chest

Pauline Holdstock’s The Hunter and the Wild Girl (2015)2015-10-16T11:49:06-05:00

“Fiction” Alice Munro


Is it something like a triangle? With happiness, unhappiness and love arranged with an equal distance between each point? Perhaps. Certainly there are triangles in "Fiction", shifting alliances and fractures. Love triangles. Happiness triangles. Just enough. Too much. The kind of happiness discussed in "Fiction" is different from that which

“Fiction” Alice Munro2017-07-25T11:22:47-05:00

TGIF: In the workplace, on the page (4 of 4)


A new Friday fugue, concluding this week, considering the ways in which our working lives appear on the pages of novels and short stories. (Previous weeks can be viewed here, here and here, if you're keen.) Riverhead, 2013 Mohsin Hamid’s How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia

TGIF: In the workplace, on the page (4 of 4)2017-07-24T14:35:03-05:00

“Vandals” Alice Munro


"But you better not cross him or he’ll skin you alive....Like he does with his other stuff." 1994; Penguin, 2007 Liza's father warned her about Ladner, who made his living as a taxidermist, working for museums. It wasn't meant to be taken seriously. Indeed, after that, Liza and

“Vandals” Alice Munro2014-03-20T21:02:03-05:00
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