Tag Archives: contemporary fiction

The Fifty Year Sword

The Fifty Year Sword is a novel or a graphic novel or a prose poem. It is fiction. It is written by Mark Z. Danielewski, © Pantheon Books 2012

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Replacement

Replacement is a novel by Tor Ulven and translated by Kerri A. Pierce, © Dalkey Archive Press 2012

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Suddenly, a Knock on the Door

Suddenly, a Knock on the Door is a collection of short stories by Etgar Keret and translated by Miriam Shlesinger, Sondra Silverston, and Nathan Englander, © Farrar, Straus & Giroux 2012

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Memoirs of a Porcupine

Memoirs of a Porcupine is a novel by Alain Mabanckou and translated by Helen Stevenson, © Soft Skull Press 2012

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A Partial History of Lost Causes

A Partial History of Lost Causes is a novel by Jennifer duBois, © Dial Press 2012

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Battleborn

This week I read this debut story collection from Riverhead Books. This is Claire Vaye Watkins’ Battleborn: I never would have bought this book if it didn’t already have awesome reviews. Also I love Westerns. Which this is. At first … Continue reading

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1Q84

1Q84 is a novel by Haruki Murakami and translated by Jay Rubin (Books 1 & 2) and Philip Gabriel (Book 3), © Knopf 2011

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How to Get into the Twin Palms

How to Get into the Twin Palms is a novel by Karolina Waclawiak, © Two Dollar Radio 2012

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Tree of Codes

Tree of Codes is a die-cut narrative by Jonathan Safran Foer, © Visual Editions 2010 A cool interview with Foer about the book is  “Book as Art Object” in The New York Times

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Super Sad True Love Story

Super Sad True Love Story is a novel by Gary Shteyngart, © Random House 2010

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