In Ukrainian-American novelist Yuriy Tarnawsky’s new trilogy The Placebo Effect (JEF Books), the themes of alienation, abandonment, and fear of death, developed in Like Blood in Water and elaborated in The Future of Giraffes, respectively the first and second book of The Placebo Effect Trilogy, …
Compiled Thoughts of a Teenager
by Faye Adams
12p, b&w, 5.5"x8.5"
Adams' Compiled Thoughts starts as a drift through a benign cloud of like and dislike lists and collaged random notes before landing on a two page story where she learns of her babysitter's death and attends her wake. It's here, towards the end, that the reader can really get a feel for the emotion of her experience and the potential of Adams' writing - I wish the whole zine was written with as much consideration and depth -though this is really a great start. -EF