Monthly Archives: February 2016

Andrew Michael Hurley || The Loney

The Looney starts when a baby’s body is found at The Loney, the northwestern shore in England. It makes main character Tonto look back at the pilgrimages he made to the holy well at The Loney. Tonto and his brother … Continue reading

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Bill Clegg || Did You Ever Have a Family

Did You Ever Have a Family starts with a major drama: on the day her daughter is to marry, the stove in the kitchen explodes. All of June’s family members and her lover die in the explosion and the ensuing … Continue reading

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Mary Gaitskill || The Mare

The Mare could have become extremely tacky: a childless couple has a Dominican young girl from a one parent family over for the holidays. This girl, Velvet, turns out to be a natural when it comes to horses. She understands … Continue reading

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Claire Vaye Watkins || Gold Citrus Fame

  I had high expectations of Gold Citrus Fame. I loved Battleborn, Watkins earlier collection of short stories and my favourite critic had given the novel four stars. I must admit that the expectations were not entirely met. It is … Continue reading

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