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Treats by Lara    Williams
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A slim, assured collection that masterfully unnerves and unravels. Only a few of the stories are literally told in the second person but most seem directed at an implied "You". This gives the stories an air of quiet hostility towards the Reader, a sc ...more
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The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
The God of Small Things
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Senselessness by Horacio Castellanos Moya
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A scarily timely book about paranoia and its shifting, reinforcing, unmoored/unmooring, and overlapping causes. The narrator is a caustic, self-involved boor tasked with copyediting a manuscript that catalogs the many horrors enacted on indigenous bo ...more
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A Obscena Senhora D by Hilda Hilst
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"what you heard: a fright that became comprehension"

This book takes the abyss seriously. Not merely as a repudiation but as a provocation to all, that is.

It reads as a long torrent of fleshy words, full of scatology, lunacy, and missed connections.
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The Little Virtues by Natalia Ginzburg
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This is an exquisite volume--slim but suffused with life and the small wisdoms that can be born when one pays attention to it.

Ginzburg at first seems one of those anti-stylists, resolutely simple in her vocabulary, grammar, and themes. But as the rea
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Multiply/Divide by Wendy S. Walters
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2015 was a great year for pathbreaking nonfiction that deals with race, and this essay collection is of a piece with that larger trend. In it, Walters does a masterful job of evoking how the fiction of race becomes real to our lived lives, how it per ...more
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Slow Days, Fast Company by Eve Babitz
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Ravishing.

Reading this book is like a long sip of a perfect drink in a quiet bar just before the sun goes down, in a place you know that only in this certain light--shuffling between day and night--can be strange, hypnotic, and perfect.

Each of the vi
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