“Chaotic Freedom” in Civil War Louisiana: The Origins of an Iconic Image Bruce Laurie et al.
Chaotic Freedom is the story of two men transformed for the better through the Civil War. It is also the biography of an iconic photograph. The men are printer and newspaper publisher Henry S. Gere and currier and carpenter… More
Tomorrow We Never Did Talk About It Eduardo Halfon et al.
Eduardo Halfon’s story follows closely the departure of a well-off industrialist Jewish family from Guatemala in the early 1980s. The events are seen from the point of view of the naive, inquisitive ten-year-old… More
Strange Mercies Pete Duval et al.
Pete Duval’s Strange Mercies evokes a world of “plants in oversized pots” and “waxy banana leaves arched over a wrought-iron fence,” a world of staggering heat and blinding midday light, a world of stray … More
The Bombay Liaison (is Grateful) Dinika Amaral et al.
In three interlocking stories, Dinika Amaral explores the fantasy and frustrations of post-colonial India. Weaving together the experiences of western visitors, the bustle of a contemporary Bombay marketplace,… More
Emergency Exit Carissa Halston et al.
Emergency Exit unfolds in the disjointed chronology of the perpetually jet-lagged, skipping over months as easily as airplanes cross time zones. In the slight surreality of this enclosed world, Carissa Halston’s… More
Just Another Jihadi Jane Tabish Khair et al.
JUST ANOTHER JIHADI JANE follows the radicalization of two young girls growing up in a working-class Muslim neighborhood in the UK. Ameena and Jamilla become close followers of a JIhadi matron deeply involved in the… More
Ambrosia Lee Upton et al.
A young woman living alone sees a mysterious older woman roaming the woods outside her house. As they strike up an unlikely friendship, the narrator finds herself questioning what she knows about love, friendship, … More
Much Ado About Everything: Oration on the Dignity of the Novelist Gary Amdahl et al.
Gary Amdahl’s full-throated defense of the novel as a means by which we might second- handedly engage not only “nothing that is not there but also the nothing that is.” Amdahl’s energetic … More