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, …
Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012
Published by Mariner
416p, b&w with 2 color segments, softcover, 5.5"x8"
Much like its comics counterpart, Best American Nonrequired presents a bundle of interesting things and renders them relatively impotent with the word "Best". Sad but true. Somebody please step up get these series out of their holding patterns?
Not-too-bad to downright good work from:
Kevin Brockmeier, Judy Budnitz, Junot Díaz, Louise Erdrich, Nora Krug, Julie Otsuka, Eric Puchner, George Saunders, Adrian Tomine, Jess Walter, and others