“Our bodies are graveyards of cells, the source of art, inherently finite, constantly decaying.”
“I admire my characters for their ability to do something that I would find far too embarrassing to do myself. Fiction can get us to experience what we might do if we were braver. Or dumber.”
Writing with the body as her touchstone, the novelist channels a woman warrior in The Book of Joan.
Freeing Joan of Arc from her Catholic trappings in Lidia Yuknavitch’s The Book of Joan
Surrealism meets fantasy in The Last Days of New Paris, a recent novel by a British author of New Weird Fiction.
Alexander Weinstein’s debut collection, Children of the New World, presents us with a future absurd enough to be our own.
The title of Claire Vaye Watkins’s first novel, Gold Fame Citrus, names just three of California’s historic exports. It’s a list to which, just for fun, we might add surfing, In-N-Out Burger, health fads, The Doors, cults, and—at least lately—post-apocalyptic novels.