Nick Sweeney

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Books

Catalyst for Change: A Review of Margaret the First by Danielle Dutton

<i>Margaret the First: A Novel</i> <br>By Danielle Dutton <br>Catapult, 2016<br>176 pages, $15.95<br>Reviewed by Nick SweeneyAuthenticity in fiction is both incredibly …

UNITED STATES OF JAPAN by Peter Tieryas

<b></b><b>United States of Japan</b><b>, by Peter Tieryas. Nottingham, England: Angry Robot, March 2016. 400 pages. $14.99, paper</b>.We owe Philip K. Dick a lot. With …

Ebook Flights

Invisible Women<p>Lily Hoang<p><i>Invisible Women</i> is really two books: a dialogue between psychoanalysts that weaves through descriptions of luminous women. …

Book Reviews

The story focuses on the lives of three men: Hold, a fisherman determined to overcome the romantic visions of what life should be; Grzegorz, a …

Writing

The Dark Room That Is Life: A Review of Amateurs By Dylan Hicks

<i>Amateurs</i> <br>By Dylan Hicks <br>Coffee House Press, May 2016<br>288 pages, $16.95<br>Reviewed by Nick SweeneyWe strive to better ourselves, our situations, all for …

New York City

Ebooks Interview with Matthew Simmons

<i>Instant Future is an ebook-exclusive imprint of Future Tense Books. Run by Matthew Simmons, Instant Future stood out among the many different ebook</i> …

Writing

Interview with Andrew Lipstein

<i>0s&1s is a digital publishing house and bookstore focused on independent literary ebooks and magazines. They also feature a trio of conversation</i> …

Book Review

Wright's stories take place everywhere and anywhere. There is Post-World War II Poland, and there is a jungle in which simple letters can be taken …

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D'Ambrosio's work brings something largely unseen to today's literary landscape—a constant voice, unerring in its efficacy and technical merit. …

Ronald Reagan

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A man with a neglected skill set is approached by a woman in need. Her husband is lost; on the run for all the wrong reasons. Sound familiar? It …

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We are given glimpses of a life, much like that of the growth of the apple trees within the story, and we see how long it takes for men to become …

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The result is a meaningful exploration, one not about the results but of the journey, and channels both humor and sadness in artful fashion. Early …

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The book opens with an introduction entitled "Reasons for Creating a New Literary Magazine" by Jill Allyn Rosser. It immediately brings a strong …

Book Review: Press Start to Play

<i></i><i></i><i></i><i></i><i><br>Press Start to Play</i><br>Edited by Daniel H. Wilson and John Joseph Adams<br>528 Pages, $15.95<br>Vintage (Penguin Random House)<br>Videogames are incredible analogies …

Coyote, by Colin Winnette

<b></b><b>Coyote, by Colin Winnette. Los Angeles, California: Les Figues Press. 96 pages. $17.00, paper</b>.Subtly vicious and slowly heartbreaking, <i>Coyote</i> by Colin …

UPRIGHT BEASTS, by Lincoln Michel

<b></b><b>Upright Beasts, by Lincoln Michel.</b> <b>Minneapolis, Minnesota: Coffee House Press, October 2015. 224 pages. $16.95, paper</b><b>.</b>Short story collections, …

THE STORY OF MY TEETH, by Valeria Luiselli

<b></b><b>The Story of My Teeth, by Valeria Luiselli (translated by Christina MacSweeney).</b> <b>Minneapolis, Minnesota: Coffee House Press, September 2015. 192</b> …

THE GLACIER, by Jeff Wood

<b></b><b>The Glacier by Jeff Wood.</b> <b>Columbus, Ohio: Two Dollar Radio, September 2015. 162 pages. $15.95, p</b><b>aper.</b>The blend between novels and other mediums is not …

WITH ANIMAL, by Carol Guess and Kelly Magee

<i></i><i>With Animal</i><b>, by Carol Guess and Kelly Magee. Black Lawrence Press, July 2015. 147 pages. $15.95, paper</b>.Fiction shows the humanity of our own nature. …

THE SECRET GAMES OF WORDS, by Karen Stefano

<i></i><i>The Secret Games of Words</i><b>, by Karen Stefano. 1Glimpse Press, February 2015. 126 pages. $15.00, paper</b>.Writers should excel to be more than simple …

Noir: A Love Story, by Edward J Rathke

<i></i><i>Noir: A Love Story</i><b>, by Edward J Rathke. Civil Coping Mechanisms. 172 pages. $13.95, paper</b>.There is something to be said about authors who manage to …

Small Victories of the Best Kind: A Review of The Downriver Horseshoe by Scott Miles

<i>The Downriver Horseshoe: Stories</i><p>By Scott Miles<p>Stolen Time Publishing, May 2014<p>205 pages, $10<p>Reviewed by Nick Sweeney<p>Detroit has seen better days. …

Weird

The City of the Lost and Found

<i>The Baltimore Atrocities</i><p>A Novel by John Dermot Woods<p>Coffee House Press, October 2014<p>314 Pages, $17.95<p>Reviewed by Nick Sweeney<p>John Dermot Woods, a …

Smooth Transitions and Rhythmic Pace: A Review of How to Carry Bigfoot Home: Stories by Chris Tarry

<i>How to Carry Bigfoot Home: Stories</i> <br>by Chris Tarry <br>Red Hen Press, March 2015<br>144 pages, $14.95<br>Reviewed by Nick Sweeney<p>The best comparison short stories …

Creative Writing

Taming Hell-Yeahs and Loosening Hellcats A Review of Roller Girls Love Bobby Knight by Michael Wayne Hampton

<i>Roller Girls Love Bobby Knight</i> <br>by Michael Wayne Hampton <br>Artistically Declined Press, May 2014<br>112 Pages, $10.00<br>Reviewed by Nick Sweeney<p>If stanzas are …