Review: My Year of Rest and Relaxation

“I took the garbage out into the hallway and threw it down the trash chute. Having a trash chute was one of my favorite things about my building. It made feel important, like I was participating in the world. My trash mixed with the trash of others. The things I touched touched things other people had touched. I was contributing. I was connecting,” Ottessa Moshfegh.

Review: After Henry

As Didion writes, “Later it would be recalled that 3,254 other rapes were reported that year, including one the following week involving the near decapitation of a black woman . . . but the point was rhetorical, since crimes are universally understood to be news to the extent that they offer, however erroneously, a story, a lesson, a high concept.”

Review: Heroes of the Frontier

"This was the common criminal pursuit of all contemporary humankind. Give my child an Ikea desk and twelve hours a day of sedentary typing. This will mean success for me, them, our family, our lineage." ~ Dave Eggers, Heroes of the Frontier

Team Review: Winter

"Now it's the dark of early Christmas morning, the time before dawn, and this is the best time in the world for an old song about a lost child travelling in the snow." ~ Ali Smith, Winter

Team Review: Radio Free Vermont

“It was, he thought, a blessing to have lived out his life in a place that spun slowly like that yellow leaf, an eddy in the American rapids, a place that was shrinking when most of the country was growing, growing, ever-growing,” ~ Bill McKibben

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