Lidia Yuknavitch’s newest novel, The Small Backs of Children, explores art as a destructive force, as a means of expression, and as proof of existence. A photographer captures the image of a young girl in an Eastern European village, blown forward by the explosion that killed her entire family. The prizewinning photograph becomes iconic in […]
Liz Wyckoff’s short fiction has been published or is forthcoming in Copper Nickel, Quarterly West, and The Collagist, among other journals. Her book reviews and author interviews have appeared in The Rumpus, Electric Lit, and Tin House online. She currently lives in Madison, Wisconsin.
Music for Wartime, Rebecca Makkai’s first story collection, demonstrates pluck and vivacity, as well as a mature, meticulous design. Readers of her recently published second novel, The Hundred-Year House, which moves in reverse chronological order, will recognize this blend of playful prose and innovative composition as Makkai’s signature style. Music for Wartime’s seventeen stories do […]