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The Trust Spiral

Restoring faith in the media

Dear Prudence

A life of exuberance and eccentricity

Who’s Afraid of Alice Munro?

A long-awaited biography gives the facts, but not the mystery, behind this writer’s genius

Andrew Forbes

Andrew Forbes is the author of the fiction collection What You Need (Invisible Publishing, 2015) and The Utility of Boredom: Baseball Essays (Invisible Publishing, 2016).

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Interlinguistic Planetary

Unmoored from time and space in a quasi-dystopia, two men are brought down to earth by a mysterious film June 2017
The surrealist novel begins life at a disadvantage: it must work hard to gain a reader’s trust. In place of mimesis it offers a dreamscape, a tilted horizon, a distorting lens. It sacrifices the depth of its characters for an oblique commentary on character in general, its mutability, its constituent elements, its materialist foundations. The surrealist novel insists we lack…

Text and the Single Guy

Devon Code’s debut novel is about young men united by ideas, the stranger the better December 2016
Although well thumbed, our sturdiest blueprint for the coming-of-age form of storytelling remains the Telemachy, the first four books of Homer’s Odyssey wherein Telemachus, son of Odysseus, rages against his mother’s suitors and, with Athena’s urging and assistance, hikes off in search of some trace of his father. Telemachus’s identity is forged in the furnace of his belief that his father remains…