In writing about a character who is an author of magic realist fiction, author Idra Novey creates her own whimsical and enchanting brand of magic realism. In writing about her protagonist, the translator Emma, she shows us the perils and challenges of a life lived in translation, when, possibly, what one truly longs for is the real thing. Ways to Disappear has the playfulness of a seek and find, acute insight into psychological motivation, and a respect for the weightiness of fiction.
February 20 & 23, 2018
Rachel is a woman with a problem: she can’t die. Her recent troubles―widowhood, a failing business, an unemployed middle-aged son―are only the latest in a litany spanning dozens of countries, scores of marriages, and hundreds of children.
March 20 & 23, 2018
Two brothers are exposed to the brutal realities of life and the seductive cruelty of power in this riveting debut novel—a story of savagery and race, injustice and honor, set in the untamed frontier of 1880s Australia—reminiscent of Philipp Meyer’s The Son and the novels of Cormac McCarthy. An epic tale of revenge and survival…