IN HIS OWN WORDS: Norman Rush
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IN HIS OWN WORDS: Norman Rush

Every serious writer is implicitly or explicitly asking that question. What is it that I’m writing about? What does it have to do with the seemingly autonomous evolution of increasingly less propitious circumstances to make change? And the answer to that is the central and most compelling question, it seems to me, for people who write novels which incorporate serious politics and political thinking into them. Continue reading

Shawn Vestal’s God-Filled Idaho
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Shawn Vestal’s God-Filled Idaho

by Melody Nixon

There is a discomfort in realizing books can still illuminate prejudices you didn’t know you had. Shawn Vestal‘s writing has made it into McSweeney’s, American Short Fiction and Tin House among others – all reliable qualifications – but in his energetic, highly imaginative fiction, Vestal draws heavily on his upbringing in the Mormon faith. Continue reading