This First Proof contains an excerpt from Distant Cousin by Federico Vegas, translated by Lisa Dillman.
I count the number of times he’s left me. I categorize them in a journal. “Accidental” means couldn’t be helped. “Voluntary” means the ones I hold him responsible for.
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.
We were cheap-ass perverts, Beezer and me.
Fellow actors Tim Roth and Steve Buscemi get together over beers to catch up. Way before Tarantino let him loose in Reservoir Dogs, Roth already had a string of electrifying performances in some of England’s most daring films.
Written in a young girl’s unschooled voice, Push (Knopf) is a harrowing story of a brutalized child’s journey to redemption and relevance. It’s a searing indictment. A sensational read.
I sit here. I sit here thinking hard about the smell of menstrual blood.
The first thing I think when I wake up in the morning is how much I love school.