'We're Still at War': Illustrated Stories Testifying to Atrocities, Survival, and the Human Condition
Post Bellum's publishing mission is not simply to isolate testimony from those who suffered but to also shed light on those who worked against the smothering constraints of fascism and totalitarianism.
Lee balances this richly textured tale of an immigrant family with scenes of poverty, disrespect, and inhumane conditions endured by Koreans in Japan during WWII.
Gender is fluid, children are murdered, mothers are monsters, and nobody is safe on the distant planet of Caritas, where humans have settled and the governing female AI system is insane.
Despite Mailer's literary merit, his persistent fetishizing of the black body in his writing during the '60s gets tiresome. Yet we can't ignore these works.
Of these short story jewels, Oates displays her greatest strengths in "Fractal", and the effects are profoundly strange and moving in ways that only she can seem to execute.
Disasters, loss, unrequited love, and survival instincts are all found in this remarkable short story collection spanning many eras and locations.
Elaine Castillo's debut is a rich and disturbing banquet of the Filipino immigrant experience in America.
Kate Polak's Ethics in the Gutter: Empathy and Historical Fiction in Comics explores fictionalized historical realities in graphic narratives and how we respond to them.
A brief survey of songs from a six-year period (1968-1974) of Aretha Franklin's 61-year recording career shows there were many more levels to this singer/pianist/activist/songwriter than justifiable claim to original Queen of Soul Divahood.
This telling of fictional suffragette Lilia Brooke could use more politics, less romance.
A Spy In The House of Loud works best on quiet stages, taking singular trips down clearly paved roads with definite endings.
It's risky to build the success of a genre psychological thriller on the incorporation of psychological therapeutic techniques. But in Cooke's hands, it works.