Cynthia Carr’s Award-Winning David Wojnarowicz Biography is in Paperback Today.

Cynthia Carr re-invented the biography genre in Fire in the Belly: The Life and Times of David Wojnarowicz.  Shunning the usual pseudo-omniscient narrator’s voice, she instead brings in many voices–many witnesses to the life of Mr. Wojnarowicz–and frequently leaves it to the reader to decide which voice is closest to the truth.  Also–without giving away […]

Local Souls: Three Superb New Novellas from Allan Gurganus

Allan Gurganus’s new book, Local Souls, is a collection of three novellas.  They share a common location–the fictional town of Falls, North Carolina–and also a common theme:  survival.  They are rendered in a style that is at once lyrical and hyper-realistic.  And they are also frequently funny.  It’s quite an accomplishment:  this marriage of high […]