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Modern Gods by Nick Laird 0

Modern Gods by Nick Laird

★★☆☆☆ It’s surprising that the opening of Modern Gods wasn’t rewritten: two masked men open fire in a local bar while a band is playing, spraying the crowd with bullets from an AK-47. Somehow...

House of Names by Colm Toibin 0

House of Names by Colm Toibin

★★★★☆ A sick proposal from the Gods: in order for the winds to favorably carry Agamemnon’s ships to battle, he must sacrifice his eldest daughter Iphegenia. Blinded by the prospects of glory, Agamemnon heeds...

Augustown by Kei Miller 0

Augustown by Kei Miller

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Kei Miller’s Augustown is a rhapsodic new force in the canon of Caribbean literature. Synthesizing generations of local lore, Miller tells the spellbinding story of a small Jamaican community’s...

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May 2017: Books to Read and Review

A special “moving day” edition of the monthly blog – by this time next month I *should* be in a new home somewhere across the country. My wife and I have lived in Brooklyn...