With bold, sensitive linework and a keen ear for dialogue, Davis captures scenes of playful intimacy and sobering violence that squeeze the heart and punch the guts. If Drnaso's Sabrina expressed the paranoia and alienation of 2018, The Hard Tomorrow nails the confusion, hope, and heartbreak of 2020. Required reading!
Powys is an absolute original. Unclay is unlike any other novel I've read. I encourage you to visit the village of Dodder and come face to face with "Death," first name: John. One of my favourite novels.
I have yet to see a more recognizable portrait of Seattle than the one on these pages. Written with the type of empathy and compassion that can only be gained through years of service economy work, Gallo-Brown gives us an invaluable, expansive portrayal of what it means to labor in modern-day Seattle–whether that labor takes place in a restaurant, a relationship, or a poker game.
The authors have produced an insightful and thorough review of polyamory and non-monogamy. This book will meet the needs of those with passing curiosities on the subject just as well as those with ample lived experience of polyamory, taking the reader all the way from intro to intricacy. Those who enjoyed The Ethical Slut will love this updated guide to today's world of polyamory.
“I’ve always thought of them, of the poems, as being very private investigations and negotiations of a space that I can’t quite figure out—they’re where I wrestle with what I both resist and am drawn to.” I can't stop reading and rereading Phillips's poems. They are carefully considered but always unsettled, restlessly looking to reveal, move deeper, open something unknown. My favorite poems ask questions and Phillips's linger in my head for weeks even when I'm not reading him.
What if you were compelled to destroy the very things that brought joy, purpose, meaning and comfort to your life? And then you and almost everyone else forgot them? The Memory Police is a disturbing and thought-provoking look at the effects of forgetting and of silence on our humanity. The main character is a novelist, and excerpts of the novel she's writing appear in the book. I found myself wondering which was the novel, and which the real life nightmare. (Attention: book groups)