in review: The Endless Summer

Madame Nielsen’s novel The Endless Summer is an elegy for youth, a sensuous reflection on its fleeting promise and unrealized possibilities. Nielsen touches on gender, sexuality, love, death, and art, but, like her characters, those themes largely remain archetypal, opaque. Rather, Nielsen emphasizes the power of language in memorializing life, in imbuing it with meaning.

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things we like ft. Aisha Mirza

This week in “things we like,” essayist and artist Aisha Mirza shares with us some of their favorite things, which includes a blog about Afrofuturism and the Caribbean and African diaspora in Britain, the music of Kadhja Bonet, and their grandmother’s mince puff pastries.

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Holes

In “Holes,” a story excerpted from her new collection Pretend We Live Here (Future Tense Books), Genevieve Hudson plumbs the depths of Claire’s emotional and physical struggles to heal after a throat operation. An old love reemerges through social media to haunt her, tugging loose old memories, and she reflects on the transitions she’s made since their time together.  

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Orientation

by Shannon Perri

Two months into the fall semester, Caroline found herself at her first real college party, not counting the horrifying fraternity bash a girl in her freshman seminar had begged her to attend…

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