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Lucy Ives by Tan Lin
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Ives discusses chasing false lures, testing the limits of relationships, and what’s been cut from her novel Impossible Views of the World.

Christos Chrissopoulos’s The Parthenon Bomber by Saul Anton
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Partly inspired by the Greek surrealist Yorgos Makris’s 1944 manifesto, “Let’s Blow Up the Acropolis!,” Christos Chrissopoulos’s novella, The Parthenon Bomber, sets out to imagine just what might lead a young man to write himself into history by blowing up an ur-symbol of Western civilization.

Nell Zink by Keith Gessen
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Nicotine, the author’s third novel in as many years, dives into the world of East Coast anarchists.

Dorthe Nors by Lauren LeBlanc
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What do we want to know and how far are we willing to go to get it?: An epistolary novella by Julie Carr

Dear J.

I’ve been meaning to write to you for some time, though I am sure you are surprised to hear from me. 

Simon Critchley’s Memory Theatre by Nova Benway
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“Who speaks in the work of Samuel Beckett?” asks Simon Critchley in his probing 1998 essay on the nature of the Irish writer’s narrative voice.

Perpetual Motion: Jonathan Littell by Jesse Kohn
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In short fiction and novellas, Littell explores the allure of hell.

Rodrigo Rey Rosa by Francisco Goldman
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Paul Bowles took Rey Rosa under his wing while he lived in Morocco in the ’80s and early ’90s. Like his mentor’s, Rey Rosa’s prose is equally at home with acts of violence and with beauty. Rey Rosa discusses his native Guatemala’s legacy of fear.

Excerpt from Sent by Joshua Cohen

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Cataclysm Baby by Jena Salon
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Sacrifice and selfishness in Matt Bell’s new novella, Cataclysm Baby.

Boxing and Ex-Girlfriends by Peter Moysaenko
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Bill Callahan has just published a book with Drag City—Letters to Emma Bowlcut. I’m not sure if it’s a novella, an epistle, or one hell of a big poem. But questions like that are beside the point.

How to Escape from a Leper Colony by Jaime Manrique
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The crucible of the Caribbean islands, where Christians, Hindus, Muslims, and Jews coexist, is the primary setting of Tiphanie Yanique’s triumphant debut collection. 

Savage by Jacques Jouet by David Varno
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“What, at this point in time, can we make of a man,” the narrator of Jacques Jouet’s most recent novella, Savage, asks himself.

Margot Singer’s The Pale of Settlement and Peter LaSalle’s Tell Borges If You See Him by Betsy Sussler
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The Pale of Settlement was once the swath of land designated by Imperial Russia as the only legitimate home of their Jewish population, one they reluctantly inherited after partitioning the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. 

Steven Millhauser by Jim Shepard

I first met Steven Millhauser some 16 years ago, when, with my friend Ed Hirsch along as a somewhat disinterested coconspirator, I induced Steven to meet us at the Russian Tea Room.

Dubravka Ugrešić by Svetlana Boym
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I met Dubravka Ugrešić in 1996 at an orientation session at the Bunting Institute at Radcliffe College, where we were asked to sit in a close circle and tell our life stories in front of perfect strangers.

Diane Williams’s Romancer Erector by Matthea Harvey

The short stories and eponymous novella in Diane Williams’s collection Romancer Erectorwork through defamiliarization, engaging by alienating the reader from everything from spinach to narrative structure.

Allan Gurganus’s A Practical Heart by Mona Simpson

According to reviewer Mona Simpson, A Practical Heart is Allan Gurganus’s best work yet.

Housebroken by Yael Hedaya

This First Proof contains an excerpt from Housebroken. Translated by Dalya Bilu.

Amy Hempel by Suzan Sherman
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Amy Hempel, one of our most respected experimental writers, mixes grief and humor to redefine the “story.” In her story collection Tumble Home, Hempel writes about people who have overcome and found everything they need.

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