Monthly Archives: September 2013

  1. Review: Emmaus

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    September 30, 2013 by markstani

    As far as we understand, there’s no one who can say he’s been Andre’s boyfriend. We’ve never seen her holding hands. Or a kiss – not even just a light touch on a boy’s skin. It isn’t her style. She doesn’t care about being liked by someone – she seems involved in something else, more complicated. Click image for more

  2. Review: Transatlantic


    September 26, 2013 by markstani

    They continued south. Just over the River Barrow they took a wrong turn. They entered wild country. Broken fences. Ruined castles. Stretches of bogland. Wooded headlands. Turfsmoke rose from cabins, thin and mean. On the muddy paths, they glimpsed moving rags. The rags seemed more animated than the bodies within. Click image for more

  3. The Fryup Flyweight

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    September 16, 2013 by markstani

    Roscoe Siskin – the Black Panther, the Pocket Rocket, the future flyweight champion of the world – slid out on a caravan floor on October 29, 1974, in a place you’d never have heard of if it hadn’t been for him. The day he was born, the sky blacked over and the rain did not let up for two whole weeks. The beck burst its banks and flushed the guts out of the shut-up gift shops. Click image for more

  4. Review: The Lowland

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    September 9, 2013 by markstani

    So many times Subhash and Udayan had walked across the lowland. It was a shortcut to a field on the outskirts of the neighborhood, where they went to play football. Avoiding puddles, stepping over mats of hyacinth leaves that remained in place. Breathing the dank air. Certain creatures laid eggs that were able to endure the dry season. Others survived by burying themselves in mud, simulating death, waiting for the return of rain. Click image for review

  5. Review: The Marrying Of Chani Kaufman

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    September 6, 2013 by markstani

    The bride stood like a pillar of salt, rigid under layers of itchy petticoats. Sweat dripped down the hollow of her back and collected in pools under her arms staining the ivory silk. She edged closer to The Bedeken Room door, one ear pressed up against it. She heard the men singing. Their shouts of ‘lai-lai-lai’ rolled down the dusty synagogue corridor. This was it. This was her day. Click image for review

  6. Review: We Need New Names

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    September 2, 2013 by markstani

    We are on our way to Budapest: Bastard and Chipo and Godknows and Sbho and Stina and me. We are going even though we are not allowed to cross Mzilikazi Road, even though Bastard is supposed to be watching his little sister Fraction, even though mother would kill me dead if she found out; we are just going. Click image for review