Monthly Archives: February 2014

Bookslinger Update: “Paints and Papers”

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This week’s story is from Innocent Party by Aimee Parkison, published by BOA Editions, Ltd. In this collection, Kurt Vonnegut Fiction Prize–winner Aimee Parkison’s characters struggle to understand what happens when the innocent party becomes the guilty party. With magical realist flair, secrets are aired with dirty laundry, but the stains never come clean. Carol Anshaw writes, “Aimee Parkison offers a distinct new voice to contemporary fiction. Her seductive stories explore childhood as a realm of sorrows, and reveal the afflictions of adults who emerge from this private geography.”

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Bookslinger Update: “Benjamin”

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This week’s story is from Transgressions by Sallie Bingham, published by Sarabande Books. In her wise and sexy new collection, Sallie Bingham examines modern-day “transgressions” in affairs of the heart. She offers up a ménage à trois, an older woman’s affair with a student, a painter who uses his age as an excuse to behave indecorously. But the reader quickly discovers the real transgressions are those of the self against the self.

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Bookslinger Update: “About Love”

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This week’s story is from About Love by Anton Chekhov, translated by David Helwig, illustrated by Seth, and published by Biblioasis. Written in France toward the end of his career, these stories are Chekhov’s only attempt at the linked collection. “A Man in a Shell” is a grotesque Gogolian comedy; “Gooseberries” a narrator’s impassioned response; and “About Love” a poignant story of failed relationships. Translated by the impeccable David Helwig and fabulously illustrated by Seth, About Love is essential for any Chekhov enthusiast.

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Bookslinger Update: “Cauliflowers in the Mist”

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This week’s story is from Recipes for Sad Women by Héctor Abad, published by Pushkin Press. No one knows the recipe for happiness—and yet Héctor Abad offers us a whole volume. His recipes, at times bizarre, at times wise, appear able to cure almost anything. With ingenuity and subtle humor, Abad proffers practical advice on how to eschew sadness, attract joy, and retain delight.

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