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Will Self never lets the surreal seem surreal. Self’s surrealistic side feels as organic as his settings. Of course there are robots! Of course they drool and drink Kool-aid!

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Triumph Through Tragedy in 'The Girl Who Fell from the Sky'

Reminiscent of Wally Lamb’s coming-of-age She’s Come Undone, coupled with the complexity of voice and point of view much like a Julia Alvarez novel, Durrow has achieved a haunting page-turner.

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'By Nightfall': A Mid-life Crisis Narrative

It’s Clarissa and Richard from The Hours, again: in love but separated by sexuality and strength and longevity; yet another wrenching narrative of unrequited love, and unfulfilled dreams

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Rosanne Cash: More Than Just a Legend's Daughter

Rosanne Cash’s lyricism plays on the page as if she’s on stage with guitar in hand. You can hear the music as you read. PopMatters Jaime Karnes talks with this gifted writer of songs and stories.


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