The bodies began appearing in 1993: girls and young women, often mutilated and raped, discarded in lots and ravines on the outskirts of Ciudad Juárez.
Gila looked at the photographs and tried to connect them to the man she’d been secretly meeting this past year, but the pictures came from a different order of reality.
Winner of BOMB’s Fiction Contest, judged by Jonathan Lethem.
In celebration of Small Press Month, BOMB Magazine presents a serialized audiobook of The Shanghai Gesture, as read by the novel’s author, Gary Indiana.
For almost a decade, Francisco Goldman lived with the obsession of answering the question posed in his latest book’s subtitle: who killed the Bishop?
Harold Schechter’s latest nonfiction work is an elegantly written true-crime story, rich in themes and vibrant details.
In Norman Thomas de Giovanni’s fine translation of Borges’s poem regarding a dagger resting in a desk drawer, a dagger, by the way, given Borges by his good friend and fellow Argentinian writer, Evaristo Carriego, Borges muses on the dagger’s lack of violent use.
In his satiric novel Depraved Indifference, Gary Indiana fictionalizes the incestuous, murderous, disguise-toting grifter team of Kenneth and Sante Kimes, mixing their story with excerpts of letters from Arendt and Kafka.
This First Proof contains the story “Billy Goats.”
There does indeed exist a strange kind of brain damage. I have a friend who is a housewife in her thirties. When she talks with others, her left eye will not stop blinking.
It’s pretty exciting when a filmmaker’s work takes a giant leap—way beyond anything he’s done before—and just blows you away with its strength, horror, and sorrowful beauty.
This interview is featured, along with thirty-four others, in our anthology BOMB: The Author Interviews.
“You have to get under the skin of a character so much more profoundly, to write about it as opposed to filming it.”
This is probably how it happened: William Clack-Herman, the anthropologist (popularly known as ‘Congo Bill’) was doing field research on the kinship systems of the pygmies of the equatorial rain forest.
Ambrose Syme was a man of God and a superb classicist, perhaps the finest student of Petronious since Hugo Crub; but before I begin his tragic tale allow me to say a word or two on the subject of priest’s clothing.
You are about to enter a story where the characters speak like those in cheap novels and smutty magazines;