Hossain’s DJINN CITY satires & encapsulate’s today’s zeitgeist
(Unnamed Press) BY NICHOLE L. REBER — Saad Z. Hossain’s recently released Djinn City from Unnamed Press builds on his 2015 novel Escape from Baghdad! This Bangladeshi writer captivates with his often humorous blend of satire, sci-fi, fantasy, and mythology that takes place in 2066 underground, at ground level, and in the skies.
Facing the Bull
BY JILL TALBOT – “You all die at fifteen.” —Diderot Fearless girl statue fights trump meme culture, flat screen TV in the clinic getting a new pace maker—half of us have gone backwards, half forwards, another half to Mars where they can now plant potatoes, halibut and dollar store haircuts.
Shanbhag’s first novel to be translated from Kannada into English lingers in its intimacy
(Faber & Faber) BY NICHOLE L. REBER — The intimacy Vivek Shanbhag creates in his 118-page novel Ghachar Ghochar lingers in a way many of today’s first-person fictions or memoirs don’t. But it’s the realities he shows in this fictional account of rising India that arrest the reader first.