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THE FISHERMEN, by Chigozie Obioma

This is a dynamic story of four brothers, told from the perspective of the youngest, and interwoven with tales of Nigerian folklore.  After their father’s job takes him to a distant city the brothers skip school and go fishing.   234 more words

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SATIN ISLAND, by Tom McCarthy

Intellectually provocative, an avant-garde “treatise, essay, report, confession, manifesto” and short-listed for the Man Booker Award.  McCarthy has writen a completely novel book.

The protagonist is an anthropologist employed in the corporate world with a dubious assignment.   295 more words

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Isthmia IV (Sturgeon) and VII (Raubitschek) Online

Chuck Jones kindly pointed out that two additional volumes of the Isthmia Series were available online. As orginally noted in his post from 2011 concerning open access publications of the ASCSA, Google Books has released previews of… 43 more words

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Octavia Butler's 'Fledgling' and Queer Black Vampire Mythology

For my sins, I have not read Octavia Butler’s Fledgling (2005). However this article ‘Fledgling and Queer Black Vampire Mythology’, part of Autostraddle’s ‘Hidden Gems of Queer Lit’ series, makes me think I may need to get hold of a copy,