Chris Vola's writings appear in The Rumpus, HTMLGiant, elimae, The Collagist, Prick of the Spindle, and elsewhere. He is a contributing books editor at The Brooklyn Rail and the staff chapbook reviewer at Deadly Chaps Press. His novel, Monkeytown, is forthcoming later this year. He holds an MFA from Columbia University and lives in Manhattan.
Equal parts gritty and subtly heartening, tragically jarring and emotionally resonant, Ruchika Tomar's debut A Prayer for Travelers is one of the strangest and most enjoyably wrought coming-of-age stories to appear in recent years.
Ninety Days is a prescient, superbly crafted glimpse of the frighteningly long-shot odds of getting – and staying – sober amidst a hell that seeks only to imprison its inhabitants in a void of deadly solipsism.