Review by JULIA LICHTBLAU Though I’d heard Arinze Ifeakandu read from his debut collection, God’s Children Are Little Broken Things, at its launch at Greenlight Books in Brooklyn in June 2022, I was unprepared for the force and distinctiveness of his writing when I opened the book.
OLGA ZILBERBOURG In Present Tense Machine, Øyehaug offers us the opposite scenario: the connection between a mother and her child is severed completely by their lives splintering into parallel universes in which the other has been forgotten. Øyehaug’s narrator attempts to persuade us that even in this situation, the connection between a mother and a child would remain, however tenuous.
SOFIA BELIMOVA As the weather gets cooler, you may find yourself looking to spend time indoors with a good book and a cup of tea. In this installment of Fridays Reads, we bring you exciting book recommendations from two of our volunteer readers.